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Volume 15. Number 1 October 27, 1961 

BA and MR Libraries Are Settling In 

The libraries of the Graduate School of Business Administration and the Institute of Industrial Rela- 
tions have now been in their new building for a couple of months. Almost complete services are being of- 
fered, but some items of furniture and equipment are still to be de- 
livered. Suggestions of newness are all about — both inside and out. 
Walks and landscaping are still to come, though several large trees 
have recently been moved in to begin the softening process. Dirt from 
the ungraded, unplanted surrounding areas is still being systemati- 
cally moved into the building on the feet of the happy students who 
at last have a well-housed, handsome, comfortable business library 
to come to. 




The library building forms a wing of the new Business Admin- 
istration Center, which consists also of the Graduate Business Ad- 
ministration Building (a six-story structure containing 320 classrooms, 
laboratories, and offices, and meeting and conference rooms) and the 
Western Data Processing Center with its research facilities and com- 
puting equipment, including an IBM 7090 computer. The buildings 
comprise a total of 174,000 gross square feet, designed to accommodate 800 students of the Graduate 
School, 800 undergraduate students, and a faculty and staff of about 200, when full development is reached 
during the 1960's. 

The Library of the Institute of Industrial Relations, established as a research library with the forma- 
tion of the Institute in 1946, occupies part of the second floor of the library. It has been situated for some 
years in the Business Administration and Economics Building. 

The BA and IIR Libraries together occupy some 24,000 square feet of space in the new building. 
Seating is available for 350 readers, and book stacks have capacity for 75,000 volumes. 

Both floors have public reading areas. Special conference rooms and study carrels may be used on the 
second floor, and here also are kept microfilm and microcard readers, and a microfilm reader-printer. A 
Xerox 914 rapid photocopying machine will soon be installed. Five levels of book stack provide open ac- 
cess to books. 

The Business Administration Library will house, !-. addition to business books, periodicals, reference 
materials, and corporation reports, the Arthur Young Accounting Collection, given to the University last 
spring by the Arthur Young & Company Foundation, and the Western Data Processing Center Collection. 
The IIR Library collection includes pamphlets on industrial relations, labor union newspapers, union con- 
stitutions, and the Gen. Pelham D. Glassford Collection of manuscripts and papers on the Bonus Army and 
other topics. 

Although their handsome new quarters are still not quite completely furnished, Charlotte Georgi, 
Business Administration Librarian, and Edwin Kaye, IIR Librarian, have reported full and enthusiastic use. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Barbara Gross, newly appointed Secretary-Stenographer in the Librarian's Office, has attended 
the University at Berkeley. She was most recently employed as secretary with the Dancer-Fitzgerald-Sample 
advertising agency in New York City. 

Edeane Barge, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has attended Pierce College. 
Her most recent position was with the Southern Counties Gas Company. 

Judine St. Clair, newly employed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, studied at 
the University of Illinois, in Urbana, and at Emerson College, in Pacific Grove. She has worked in the 
Emerson College Library and in the Decatur, Illinois, Public Library. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Nancy Argue, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical 
Library, and from Mrs. Patricia Heinrich and Mrs. Mary Waskowitz, both Senior Library Assistants in the 
Education Library. 

Visitors 

C. E. Kettet, of King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on October 7 with William Stanley, of the California Institute of Technology Library. Dr. Kettet is a visit- 
ing lecturer on medical history at the UCLA Medical School. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Kenneth More, of San Francisco, visited the Main Library and the new Business Ad- 
ministration Library on October 9. They were shown around by Helen More, Mr. More's cousin. 

Bertram Rota, the London bookseller, visited the Main Library on October 16 and the Clark Library on 
October 18. 

Agnes Conrad, State Archivist of Hawaii, and former member of the Catalog Department here, visited 
the Library on October 20 on her way home from archivists' meetings on the mainland, among them the 
annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in Kansas City and for one session at the Tru- 
man Library in Independence. 

Staff Activities 

Louise Darling is the president of the UCLA Faculty Women for 1961-62. Other officers from the Li- 
brary staff are Helen Riley, secretary, Charlotte Georgi, membership committee chairman, Gladys Graham, 
hospitality committee member, and Page Ackerman, membership committee member. 

William Conway spoke on the requirements and rewards of rare book librarianship at a USC Library 
School colloquium on "Career Opportunities in Librarianship" on October 18. On the 21st, also at SC, 
Donald Read and Marie Waters discussed the training and opportunities for librarianship in college and 
university libraries, at a meeting of the Student Library Assistants Association of Southern California. 



Messrs. Miles and Ross on Eastern Library Visit 

Paul Miles and Robert Ross, of the Office of Architects and Engineers, and project architect for the 
North Campus Library building, returned on Tuesday from a ten-day trip to several eastern states to visit 
university and college library buildings. Cornell's new Olin Library was a principal point of interest, and 
other new or recently constructed buildings they visited were libraries at Harvard, Brandeis, ftellesley, 
MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Columbia Law Sciiool, Barnard, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State Uni- 
versity. Frederick Emmons, of Jones and Emmons, our Library architects, joined them at Cornell, and 
Keyes Metcalf, our building consultant, met theni at Harvard and escorted them to other libraries in Massa- 
chusetts, New York, and New Jersey. 



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"Stereotaxic Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy" and Other Exhibits 

Current exhibits in the Biomedical Library celebrate the formal opening of the Brain Research Insti- 
tute, the newest addition to the Medical Center and, with ten floors from basement to roof, the tallest 
structure on campus thus far. 

A series of some thirty wall panels illustrate the origin and development of the major institutes de- 
voted to research on the brain. Shown along the first floor corridor of the School of Medicine is an exhibit 
on "The History of Neurophysiology," prepared two years ago by Dr. Mary A. B. Brazier. 

Other exhibits feature books and illustrations on the evolving concepts of brain function, from Plato's 
idea of the head as the seat of the rational soul, to the work on feedback mechanisms of cybernetically 
oriented neurophysiologists of the present day. 

An exhibit lent by Dr. Cyril Courville, of the Los Angeles Neurological Institute, displays materials 
on the great Spanish neurohistologist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, including a handsome oil portrait, a bust 
sculpted by the late Yucca Salamunich, letters, and several of Ramon y Cajal's books autographed for Dr. 
Courville. 

Primitive neurosurgery in Pre-Columbian Peru is the subject of another display, and there is a case 
with a model of the original Horsley-Clarke stereotaxic instrument used by Sir Victor Horsley in his pio- 
neer work on recording brain activity with implanted electrodes, together with diagrams of his laboratory, 
photographs, and other pertinent items. 

An exhibit on "Stereotaxic Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy" (for metastatic mammary cancer), dem- 
onstrating the Rand-Wells stereotaxic device, was prepared by Drs. Robert Rand, Paul Crandall, A. Dashe, 
J. Westover, and David Solomon, of the School of Medicine. Professor H. W. Magoun served as consultant 
and organized the major sections of the exhibits. 

Staff Publications 

Frances Kirschenbaum has compiled a list of "Recommended Reference Books for a Student's Personal 
Library," which has been issued by the University Explorer as a special supplement to his broadcast of 
October 15. The broadcast, entitled "The Study Habit," was the report of an interview with May V. Seagoe, 
Assistant Dean of the School of Education at UCLA, concerning the problem of how to develop good study 
habits. The list, referred to in the broadcast as suggesting the core of a functional home reference library, 
has been distributed to all subscribers to the Explorer's scripts, and will be sent to all who request the 
script for this broadcast. The Explorer office reports that requests — "particularly for the reference list" — 
have been unprecedented. The Library has a limited number of copies for distribution to students and 
staff. 

Mr. Vosper has written a biographical note on Everett Moore, on the occasion of his appointment as 
Assistant Librarian, for the October issue of California Librarian. 

Mr. Moore has written, for tlie same issue, an article entitled "Serving Students in Time of Crisis," 
a discussion of the problems faced by public libraries and urban university libraries in serving the needs 
of secondary school students. 

Richard Rudolph to Address Friends 

Book Hunting in China and Japan" is Professor Richard Rudolph's subject for a talk lie will give to 
the Friends of the UCLA Library at their fall meeting, on Tuesday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m., in the women's 
lounge of the Student Union. Mrs. Mok will report on recent important acquisitions of the Oriental Library, 
and Mrs. Stafford Warren, who is completing a two-year term as President of the b'riends, will preside at 
the meeting and over the cutting of a ten-year birthday cake, honoring completion of the organization's 
first decade. All members of the staff and their friends are welcome to attend. 



October 27, 1961 

American Protective League Papers Are Acquired 

Graduate students are among the most avid users of the Department of Special Collections, and some- 
times they are instrumental in adding to its resources. Such was the case with a recent acquisition, the 

papers of Charles Daniel Frev, national director of the American Pro- 
tective League from 1917 to 1919. Mrs. Joan M. Jensen, a graduate 
student working towards her Doctor's degree in history under the di- 
rection of Professor Harold Hyman, is preparing as her dissertation 
a history of the League's activities during World War 1. In the course 
of her investigations, she consulted the son of Director Frey and was 
able to persuade him to place his father's papers at her disposal, with 
the stipulation that they be presented to the Library upon completion 
of her research. Rare sets of bulletins of the Justice Department's 
Bureau of Investigation and the United States Committee on Public 
Information are included in the collection which has now come to 
UCLA. 




The American Protective League (APL) was a civilian arm of 
the Bureau of Investigation during World War I. Through its local 
volunteer agencies, anti-war activities were suppressed, sabotage 
was averted, and deserters, draft-dodgers, and spies were apprehended. 
Because of the importance and confidential nature of the business 
entrusted to the APL, extreme care was exercised in the selection 
of its personnel. All were men of proved loyalty as well as of abil- 
ity and influence. Humor and pathos figured in the records of many 
of the individual cases handled by the agency, and problems deep 
enough to tax the ingenuity of the shrewdest detectives were encoun- 
tered bv volunteer operatives; the experiences of some of these men would furnish ample material for ab- 
sorbing novels. 

The Frey Papers, which have recently been cataloged, shed important light on the APL's home-front 
activities during World War I and are a significant addition to the Department's holdings in United States 
history. The correspondence and other manuscript data closely document Frey's activities as organizer 
of the Chicago Division and as national director. 



Dean Powell in Print, and in Person 

Dean Powell's address to the Special Libraries Association convention last June, "Into the Mainstream, 
was reprinted in the October 1 issue of Library Journal. 

Mr. Powell has two contributions in this month's issue of the California Librarian: a brief memoir of 
Mabel Rav Gillis (1882-1961), and, for the "People" section, a biographical note on Robert Vosper. 

"In Quest of Orpheus' is the title for the Dean's address he will give tomorrow before the general 
session of the Catholic Library Association, Northern California Unit, at the College of Notre Dame, in 
Belmont. On the following Monday evening he will address the Friends of the San Francisco Public LibrEiry. 

For the November issue of Arizona Highways, Mr. Powell writes of "Winter Days with Martha Summer- 
haves," author of Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life, which has just been republished by 
Arizona Silhouettes, in Tucson. In preparation for his essay he retraced Martha Summerhayes's trail last 
winter, "from Snowflake to Yuma, from Fort Apache to Ehrenberg, and from Fort Whipple to Fort Lowell 
and Mission San Xavier del Bac, to see for mvself how much of her Arizona has reallv vanished and how 
much remains." 



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Dillon's Book Not Banned in L.A. 

Richard H. Dillon, Librarian of the Sutro Library in San Francisco, who contributes news to us on oc- 
casion from that city, and also makes it, from time to time, has had his new book, Shanghaiing Days, pub- 
lished by Coward-McCann ($4.75). He hopes it will be banned in Westwood, as he has heard somewhere 
that this might boost its sales. But so far, only favorable reviews have been seen— even in L. A., Mr. 
Dillon. 

Thank Goodness for the UCLA Library 

If it were not for the UCLA Library, life in Los Angeles would be pretty bad. This seems to be the 
gist of an article in the November Esquire by Martin Mayer, entitled "University in the Sun." If it is an 
oversimplification of Mr. Mayer's essay on this university which surprisingly "maintains purpose and qual- 
ity in the warm, aggressively animal ambiance of Los Angeles," it is only because such singling out for 
praise in this fine old magazine for red-blooded American males is a little out of the ordinary, and may 
have gone to our heads. 

Time was when said male panted mainly for Esquire's newest Petty girl or Varga s loveliest lass, 
but nowadays there is a good deal of terribly serious writing in the magazine, such as this piece about 
us. Yet one cannot help but wonder if the real reason for Mr. Mayer's study is not to point out a few short- 
comings about L. A., a city which fails to meet all his requirements. Here are some of his findings: 

. . . Los Angeles is in many ways an asset for the university, for its cultural attractions are very 
limited. . . . 

. . . Good people grow sticky and sickly sweet here, and the considerable native ingenuity of the pop- 
ulace is employed in the flawed creation of soft corners, soft berths. . . . 

. . . Being in Los Angeles is a problem. . . . The city is still, as it was in Mencken's day, essentially 
a passel of backward small towns. . . . 

So, let's go to the Library. 

"The best single reason to expect a great future from UCLA," Mr. Mayer says, "is the attention paid 
to the library, always the heart of any serious educational effort. In 1946, the UCLA libraries had half a 
million books; today they have about a million six hundred thousand: and the plans for 1970 call for four 
million volumes. Funds for book acquisitions alone run nearly $400,000 a year, and collections of the 
highest quality— most notably the Sadleir collection of Regency and Victorian English literature, including 
a number of items not available anywhere else in the United States— have been given a new home beside 
Westwood Village. Demonstrating again the value of two strings for the bow, the library has access both 
to state funds and to contributions from the Friends of the UCLA Library. Its Department of Special Col- 
lections -an absolute essential if distinguished scholars are to be drawn to a faculty -was founded only 
in 1951, and already includes more than seventy thousand volumes." 

Mr. Mayer ends on a hopeful note. "Academically, despite swollen enrollments, staffing problems, 
and a business- and leisure-oriented community, UCLA is giving it the old college try. There is more than 
a chance that one of these days you will hear from that callow, bearded fellow and that girl in Bermuda 
shorts. They may even be able to do something about the awfulness of Los Angeles." 

Oh yes, the enormous color plates of students frolicking on the beach and getting a few romantic kicks 
in the lush landscaping" of the campus are not to be missed. 



October 27, 1961 ' 

CLA Will Meet in Berkeley ond Oakland 

The California Library Association meets in its 63rd annual conference next week, from Tuesday to 
Saturday, at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, with additional meetings in Oakland. This year's conference 
theme is "Libraries on the New Frontier." About eight or ten staff members from UCLA will attend the 
conference. 

Herbert Ahn, Chairman of the Documents Committee, will perhaps be our most active delegate. He 
will conduct an all-afternoon program on Wednesday on the work and publications of some of the federal 
agencies, and will present as speakers some specialists and regional directors of federal agencies in San 
Francisco and Los Angeles. 

The keynote speaker for the Wednesday morning general session will be Stanley E. McCaffrey, Presi- 
dent of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, speaking on "Positive Planning for Progress." Other prin- 
cipal speakers at various sessions will be Wolfram Eberhard, Professor of Sociology on the University's 
Berkeley campus, Franklin Walker, Professor of American Literature at Mills College, Henry T. Tyler, 
Executive Secretary of the California Junior College Association, David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian 
bookseller, and authors Niven Busch, Mark Schorer, and Elizabeth Gray Vining. A calendar of conference 
events is published in the October issue of California Librarian. 

Service Awards 

Pins have been awarded for service to the University to Dora Gerard and Mate McCurdy, for 25 years 
each; to Rudolf Engelbarts, 20 years; Anne Greenwood and Roberta Nixon, 15 years; and Esther Koch, 
Richard O'Brien, and Irene Woodworth, 10 years. 

PRAS Membership Required for New Employees 

The Regents, at their meeting on September 22, acted to broaden the membership of the University's 
retirement system by requiring except for certain specified exclusions that all employees hired on and after 
October 1, 1961, become members of the Pension and Retirement Annuity System. Employees who are 
members of PRAS are not eligible to vote in the coming election for coverage by the State Employees 
Retirement System or by SERS coordinated with the Federal Social Security System (OASDI). A revised 
information booklet on PRAS will soon be published. 

Librarian's Notes 

At its first meeting of the academic year, earlier this month, the Faculty Senate of the University of 
Kansas unanimously voted to admit professional librarians to membership in the Senate on the same basis 
as the teaching staff. The first reading of this constitutional change was presented last spring with a fa- 
vorable report from the Senate's Advisory Committee, together with endorsement by the Senate Library Com- 
mittee and by the Chancellor of the University. The enliglitened decision climaxes a sequence of develop- 
ments at Kansas over the past few years whereby the faculty and administration have been welcoming tlie 
University's librarians into full participation in the academic enterprise. A tenure statement was adopted 
a few years ago, and sabbatical leaves are now granted, as well as research grants and the like. Such a 
generous and forward-looking attitude has aided in attracting and retaining a corps of extremely able librar- 
ians, and this in turn has enriched the library program. 

Comparable moves underway at the state universities of Iowa and Colorado now leave the University 
of California in an increasingly limited company of institutions which profess to want enlightened library 
programs but which patently fail to admit librarians into tiie genuine fellowship of academic life or into 
full partnership in the academic program. The University of Illinois Library has been a pioneer in the 
newer personnel arrangements. Within the last few years Harvard University lias moved in the same direc- 
tion by granting "corporation appointments" to its librarians. 



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It is not unsignificant that both Illinois and Harvard have the kind of vigorous and well-supported li- 
brary program that is the envy of all other universities, including this one. In my honest judgment these 
matters go hand in hand. I think it fair, on the basis of experience, to say that any university at any time 
in its history actually has the kind of library program that it deserves. In these terms both Illinois and 
Harvard deserve the library programs they have, because both the administration and the faculty have 
given full and genuine support to the librarians as well as to the library programs. One can only wonder 
how significant it is that the University of California labels its library program "non-academic." 

R. V. 

A Thought for City Attorneys 

In view of the City Attorney's recent efforts to have Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer re- 
moved from sale by bookstores in Los Angeles, the following comment excerpted from Lon 
Tinkle's article on censorship problems in Dallas, published in the Dallas Morning News, 
September 3, has local pertinence. 

"One trouble that lovers of literature have in opposing ignoble censorship is that the true 
reader dislikes collective action. He will leave that to Russia and all forms of totalitarian 
and authoritarian states. 

"But when book -haters (whether consciously or unconsciously so) start forming packs and 
pursuing the instruments of modern culture in herds, something, we suppose, has to be done. 

"One thing is to alert open minds to the fact that book burning and book banning often stem 
from unanalyzed motives and secret urges to power. 

"Wherever this is true, the distinction, the discernment, must be bugled, much as book 
lovers distrust the shouted word. 

Right now in Dallas, we must be on our guard against all efforts to keep the mental life 
of our community on an infantile level. As communities grow and tolerate many different kinds 
of excellence, we have to be sure that in protecting the young we do not emasculate the mature. 
Otherwise we cripple youth into remaining 'arrested sophomores' all their lives." 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Lverett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, William Conway, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, James Mink, Helen Riley. 
Helene Schimansky, Brooke Whiting. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELIS 2 4- 



Volume 15. Number 2 November 10, 1961 



PL 480 and UCLA 

Books from the United Arab Republic will soon come to UCLA as part of a new project growing out 
of Public Law 480. This month and last, Near Eastern specialists of the Library of Congress were estab- 
lishing the program in Cairo, while another team concerned with India and Pakistan was beginning work 
in New Delhi. Sets of publications from these countries will be assembled and sent to participating re- 
search libraries in the United States. The UCLA Library has been selected as one of the ten recipients 
for UAR publications. 

Public Law 480 is more fully titled the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954. 
Under terms of this foreign assistance act and its later amendments, an experimental program, to be effec- 
tive next year, has been designed whereby American credits in foreign currencies, in Pakistan, India, and 
the UAR, may be used to provide "information of technical, scientific, cultural, or educational significance 
to the United States through the collection of foreign library materials and the distribution of copies thereof 
to libraries and research centers in the United States." Financing and administration of the program will 
be under the direction of the Librarian of Congress. 

Selection of participating libraries was largely based upon existing collections and programs of teach- 
ing and research which specialize in these areas. The University's program of Near Eastern studies was 
thus of major importance in attaining for the Library designation as a depository for UAR books and peri- 
odicals. 

L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, in notifying Mr. Vosper that UCLA was selected as a re- 
cipient library by LC's Advisory Committee on PL 480, explained that during the early months of opera- 
tion "the emphasis will be on the acquisition of current publications. The aim will be to send to each re- 
cipient a relatively complete set of publications of research value in the English language and in the ver- 
nacular languages of the area." 

The Library, in turn, has pledged to make readily available to scholars all books and other materials 
received by means of the PL 480 plan. Besides making a contribution of $500 toward the cost of initiating 
the program, the Library will catalog items, report them to the National Union Catalog, and make them 
available to other institutions by means of interlibrary lending. 

Personnel Notes 

Nancy Wilson, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, earned her Bach- 
elor's degree in history at UCLA last summer. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Keiko Nezzer, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog 
Department, l-.mma Velez, Typist Clerk in the Reference Department, l-inley Thomas, Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and Marian Mah, Senior Typist Clerk in the 
Librarian's Office. 



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Visitors 

Harold Mortlake, London bookseller, visited the Department of Special Collections on October 23 to 
see the Sadleir Collection, other Victorian books, and the Children's Book Collection. 

Prem Nath, Professor of Philosophy at Punjab University, in Chandigarh, India, visited the Library 
on October 24, and was shown about by Charlotte Spence. Dr. Nath is studying in this country with the 
assistance of a UNESCO Regional Cultural Study Grant. 

George P. Thekaekara, Librarian of the United States Information Service Library in Madras, India, 
visited the Library on October 26. He was shown about the campus by Mrs. Elvira T. Marquis, a member 
of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

Dr. Zygmunt Ratuszniak, Director of the Planning and Organization Department of the Polish Ministry 
of Higher Education, was a visitor in the Education Library on October 26. He was accompanied by 
Arthur L. Harris, Director of Field Services of the U. S. Office of Education. 

Meijer Elte, of The Hague, and N. V. Israel, of Amsterdam, booksellers, visited the Department of 
Special Collections on October 27 with Muir Dawson, of Los Angeles. Mr. Israel is the president of the 
Dutch Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. 

Professor J. W. Perry, of the University of Arizona, visited the Business Administration Library on 
October 28 to discuss materials on information retrieval and automatic data processing with the Librarian. 

Staff Publications 

Johanna Tallman's article on the "History and Importance of Technical Reports" was published in 
the summer issue of Sci-Tech News. 

Everett Moore discusses the principal features of the Library's "Powell era," the background of co- 
operation between Messrs. Powell and Vosper, and the University's good fortune in acquiring Mr. Vosper 
as Librarian, in "A Library Team Is Reunited," in The UCLA Alumni Magazine for October. 

Dean Powell's reflections on some of America's great wealthy book collectors —men such as Huntington, 
Morgan, Clark, and Folger — are published as "The Book Barons" in the same issue, taken from an earlier 
radio broadcast of the University Explorer. 

James Mink, also in the October Alumni Magazine, continues his series on "The UCLA Story." Part 
two, illustrated with photographs of the University's beginnings in Westwood, is on "Expansion and a New 
Campus, 1924-1929." 

Dean Powell, writing again for the "Speaking of Books" column in The New York Times Book Review, 
of October 29, offers an appreciative view of the prolific writer, Robert Payne, who, as critic of Boris 
Pasternak, has lately received less tender treatment in tlie "Letters to the Editor" columns. 

Fay Blake has contributed the lead article to the November 1 issue of the Library Journal. It is on 
Libraries and Labor," a discussion of the need for greater library service to trade unionists, and the 
editor solicited the comments and criticisms of five other experts to form a symposium of views on the 
subject. 

ChanceHor Specks at Minnesota Friends Dinner 

Chancellor Murphy was the speaker last night at a dinner meeting of the Friends of the University of 
Minnesota Library on the occasion of presentation to the L,ibrary of its two-millionth volume, a gift of the 
late James Ford Bell. 



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Books from Lawrence Durrell Collection Are Exhibited 

The Library will show until December 7 selections from its collection of manuscripts, books, and 
ephemera by and about Lawrence Durrell, the author of the "Alexandria Quartet." Most of the books were 

given to the Library by Lawrence Clark Powell in honor of his suc- 
cessor as University Librarian, Robert Vosper. Dean Powell's in- 
terest in Durrell, his collecting adventures, and his remarks upon 
presenting his Durrell collection to UCLA were reported in the Sep- 
tember 29 issue of the Librarian. 

The Library's collection of Durrell materials also includes a 
number of manuscripts acquired by the Department of Special Collec- 
tions during the same time that Mr. Powell was collecting his books. 
Henry Miller has given the Library, together with the rest of his own 
correspondence, a voluminous collection of letters from Durrell. Ex- 
amples of these, as well as books, typescripts, galleys, illustration 
proofs, and theater programs, may be seen in the exhibit cases. Dust 
jackets from Durrell's books are mounted on wall panels. 

Lawrence Durrell: A Checklist has been compiled by Robert A. 
Potter and Brooke Whiting, comprising more than 300 instances of 
Durrell's appearance in print. The illustrated booklet, soon to be 
issued, is being printed at Grant Dahlstrom's Castle Press. Library 
staff members may obtain copies on request to the Librarian's Office. 
~ ^ Additional copies will be available at $1.00. 

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Mr. Lubetzky Reports on the Paris Conference 

Students of the School of Library Service recently heard a report from Professor Lubetzky on the in- 
ternational conference on cataloging principles, held in Paris, in which he participated. The most impres- 
sive aspect of the conference, he thought, was the recognition given by delegates to the great contribution 
made by American librarians in their efforts to revise our cataloging code. The position of Americans who 
have been engaged in these efforts was better known to the delegates in Paris, he believed, than it ap- 
pears to be among American librarians in general. 

The purpose of the conference was to seek international agreement on the principles of cataloging, 
not the rules, Mr. Lubetzky said. Sir Frank Francis, director of the British Museum, who presided over 
the entire conference, kept this objective before the delegates, and made it clear that they were not to 
be diverted to controversies over how the principles were to be applied. Basic agreement on the basic 
problems was thereby achieved. This was a source of great gratification to the delegates, Mr. Lubetzky 
said, and of great surprise to many who had not thought such agreement possible. 

Sixty-three nations were represented at the conference. Only three countries which had expected to 
send delegates were not finally represented: Cuba, Czecho-Slovakia, and East Germany. The U.S.S.R. 
was importantly represented, but not mainland China. Languages used were English, French, German, 
Russian, and Spanish. Simultaneous translation service was provided by UNESCO, in whose headquarters 
the conference was held. 

The cataloging principles agreed upon were practically identical, Mr. Lubetzky said, to those devel- 
oped by the ALA's Catalog Code Revision Committee through its conferences held over several recent 
years. 



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Notes on the CLA Meeting 

Writers and scholars were among the principal speakers at the California Library Association's 63rd 
Annual Conference last week in Oakland and Berkeley. Mark Schorer, Professor of English on the Berkeley 
campus, was the USC Library School's annual lecturer, giving a fascinating and revealing account of his 
nine years' labor in preparing his biography, Sinclair Lewis, An American Life. Franklin Walker, Professor 
of American Literature at Mills College, addressed the College, University, and Research Libraries sec- 
tion on "Jack London as a Creative Artist." David Magee, San Francisco bookseller, reminisced delight- 
fully about antiquarian bookselling at the UC Library Schools' annual Coulter Lecture. Niven Busch was 
the speaker for the Trustees and Friends of Libraries. The speaker for the closing general session, spon- 
sored by the Children's and Young People's section, was Elizabeth Gray Vining, who talked on "Young 
People of Japan." The conference thus had a strongly literary and bookish flavor. 

The CLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee, under the chairmanship of Virginia Ross, San Mateo 
County Librarian, scheduled a timely discussion of the state's new anti-obscenity law by Lawrence Gold- 
berg, a San Francisco attorney. The week was marked by reports of new bannings of Henry Miller's Tropic 
of Cancer, from San Anselmo and Stockton. Mr. Goldberg thought that the Legislature's efforts to define 
obscenity were "ludicrous at best." He said that the Legislature's committee had pointed out that the 
courts had disagreed on what constitutes obscene literature, yet it proceeded to define it anyway. The 
old law dealing with obscene literature was bad," he said, "but this one is worse." The previous law 
made it a crime "to possess, distribute, or sell obscene material wilfully and lewdly." The new law makes 
it a crime '"to knowingly sell or distribute obscene literature." 

"This could mean," Mr. Goldberg said, "that all that is required for conviction under the law is for 
a person to have read a book, or to have known something about a book that might be determined obscene. 
There is a real danger of having a book legally declared obscene after the librarian has read it and dis- 
tributed it." Librarians, he thought, might therefore be intimidated and deterred from stocking worthwhile 
books, though he suggested that since the law indicated that distribution of "obscene" material could be 
defended if the act was "committed in aid of legitimate scientific or educational purposes," this might 
provide a loophole to protect librarians from prosecution. 

Mr. Goldberg praised the Intellectual Freedom Committee for its opposition to obscenity measures 
introduced in the last session of the Legislature. The legislative changes that finally took place would 
have been much worse, he thought, if it had not been for their efforts. 

The Professional Recruitment Committee meeting was presided over by Page Ackerman. Herbert 
Ahn s Documents Committee meeting drew a large audience to hear speakers from four federal agencies 
describe their publishing programs and the organization of their services. 

E.T.M. 
Miomi Beach in the Berkeley Hills; or, the Sunset Strip Goes Down to Defeat 

At first one thought that the site of this year's CLA conference was in honor of the UCLA Library's 
recent nostalgic exhibition on California resort hotels, for that rumbling chateau, the Claremont, is in 
many ways a superb relic. Certainly its gleaming white gingerbread exterior has changed but little. Even 
large parts of the interior are much the same as they must have been in the Claremont's heyday. At least 
those of us who were quartered in the shabby, overstuffed suites in the distant reaches of the upper wings 
of the hotel were reminded of nothing so much as Mervyn Peake's Gornienghust Castle, not the least be- 
cause one needed a flashligiit to work his way down the halls at night, lighted as they were only by an 
occasional dim red glimmer marking a fire escape. 

But then at dinner in tlie great dining room, one knew things were changing. The enormous ice-carved 
swan dripping on the buffet table and the eternal fountain of rose wine pouring into a silver bowl provided 
to be sure, a properly Victorian flavor. However, instead of a the diwsunt orchestra when the curtains 



November 10, 1961 13 

parted at the end of the dining room, we were faced, or perhaps one should say "stunned," by "The Danc- 
ing Waters." To a background of remarkably dramatic canned music a row of waterspouts ablaze with 
shifting colored lights sprayed forth in various shapes and timing, presumably in mood with the background 
music itself. There was even a coy encore, and finally a special display, in tune to "Happy Birthday to 
You," as waiters bore in a cake with candles for some entranced diner. (But no bare-bosomed belles ever 
rose from the water, much to our surprise.) Even so, Los Angeles cultural life looked remarkably flat on 
our return ! 

On Wednesday evening the CURLS group did itself proud by playing host to ail interested CLA mem- 
bers at a banquet in Oakland's Jack London Hall at which Professor Franklin Walker of Mills College gave 
a precise analysis of Jack London as a creative artist. 

The following morning CURLS got down to business, business so serious that there was inadequate 
time for the widespread concern to be fully aired on the floor. Edwin Coman from Riverside discussed 
earnestly the problem of library service to the abler high school students these days, particularly as that 
service involves the direct or indirect use of college and university library collections. Our own Everett 
Moore's recent analysis of this problem in the California Librarian was recommended by Donald Coney to 
be supplementary reading for this discussion. 

The meeting then moved on to the intensified problems of library service to research in California, 
particularly as this has been brought formally into focus by the Donahoe Act. USC's Librarian, Lewis F. 
Stieg, as Chairman of the CURLS Committee on a Master Plan for Libraries, reported with great sense and 
considerable urgency on the work of his statewide committee. It seemed from all the response that the 
Committee still has much to do, so it will be continued in office. 

As I visited this and other meetings, I was pleased to see a number of the UCLA Library staff in ac- 
tion. Herbert Ahn deserves special commendation for what he has been doing for CLA in the government 
publications field. I firmly believe that this kind of professional service, including both membership in 
professional organizations and vigorous participation in the business of those organizations, is a clear 
responsibility of all who would call themselves librarians. I was proud of those from here who participated, 
but I wished there had been even more —and particularly more of the younger members of the staff. 

R. V. 

Staff Activities 

Harry Williams served on a panel of specialists discussing photography for school yearbooks at the 
tenth annual Edward A. Dickson Journalism Day, at Royce Hall on October 14. 

Lorraine Mathies attended as a delegate the eighth national conference of the U. S. National Commis- 
sion for UNESCO, held in Boston on October 22-26 with the theme, "Africa and the United States: Images 
and Realities." At Indiana University Miss Mathies consulted with Margaret Rufsvold and Mildred Lowell 
on the development of library service for colleges of education in Thailand and Pakistan. She also visited 
libraries at Ball State Teachers College, Teachers College of Columbia University, Harvard University, 
and Boston University. 

Miriam Lichtheim will speak on the Copts on November 15, a lecture in the special University Exten- 
sion series on "The Near East: I'he Islamic Tradition and the Modern World." 

Page Ackerman met with the Library (Council's Subcommittee on Personnel at the Statewide Personnel 
Office, in Berkeley, on October 30-31. 

Miss Ackerman, Louis Piacenza, and Harry Williams attended the General Council of the California 
State Employees' Association in Sacramento last weekend as delegates from the University Chapter 41. 



■I A UCLA Librarian 

How-To-Do-lt in the Eighteenth Century 

A manuscript cookbook, a collection of recipes painstakingly compiled by hand on 184 pages by a 
number of housewives -probably of the same family -between 1766 and the early years of the next century, 
has recently been acquired by the Department of Special Collections. The book comes from Bristol, Eng- 
land, and the sole clue to its authorship is a note in the front, reading "A Cooking Book with D. Knothes- 
ford's Additions — 1766." 

The recipes nostalgically revive the days before artificial coloring, preservatives, packaged mixes, 
frozen dinners, and dehydrated foods. "To Make a rich cake," for example, one should "take four pound 
of flower Well Dried, & Sifted. Seven pound of currants Washed and rubbed. Six pounds of fresh butter. 
T[w]o pound of Jordan Almonds, blanched & beaten With orange flower Water & Sack until they are fine. 
Then take four pound of Eggs, put half the Whites and three pound of Double refined Sugar beaten an[dj 
sifted. A quarter of ounce mace, D Cloves & cinnamon. Three large Nutmeg, all beaten fine, a little 
Ginger, half pint of Sack, half pint of rich French Brandy, Sweetmeats to your Liking. There must be 
orange peel, Lemon anldj Citron." 

The recipe goes on to tell us how this assemblage of essentials is to be blended and cooked, to pro- 
duce a pastry of whatever awesome size. Even when offering an example of economical cookery, our fore- 
bears of a couple of centuries ago thought in generous dimensions: "To Make a Cheap Seedcake, you must 
take half a peck of flour, a pound and half of butter. . ." 

The last fifty-two pages of the manuscript are devoted to medicinal recipes —doctoring the family was, 
of course, a proper duty for the housewife in centuries past. Here we are told that For the Bite of a Mad 
Dog, Take of Native Cinabar, 24 gr., of Fictitious Cinibar, 24 gr., Mase: Musk, 3 grs. . . . Take the Medi- 
cine in white Whine, Arrack, or Brandy. On any symptoms of madness, repeat the same in 3 hours." 

And if you should come down with "Hooping Cough," you are instructed, "To every handful of green 
penny Royal put two Drachmas of Wood Lice, bruse them together in a Stone Mortar and press out the Juice. 
Then Sprinkle on it a little water & beat it again. To every pint of this Juice put a pound of Sugar & boil 
it to a Sirrup; To be Taken a Tea Spoonful whenever The Cough is Troublesome and to Take a little Manna 
Twice a week." Or perhaps the Hooping Cough is preferable. 

An Appeal from the Archives 

A serious drawback to the usefulness of the Library is the lack of trained assistants. More help is 
badly needed." 

These familiar-sounding words are not from Mr. Powell's final Annual Report, but from the report of 
February 2, 1920, on the first year of the Library's operation as a part of the Southern Branch of the Uni- 
versity of California. Elizabeth H. Fargo, the University's first Librarian on the Vermont Avenue campus, 
described the Library's increased work load: 

Home circulation of books for the first term was, general average per day, 253 volumes. For the 
month of January, 425 volumes per day. This increase in the use of the Library means more 
time given to reference and desk work and more books to be replaced on the shelves. When the 
entire time of the staff is given to reference and desk work, cataloging, bibliography, prepara- 
tion of books for the shelves, etc., must be neglected. In order to meet this demand on the time 
of the attendants, I urge the addition of another trained assistant to the staff of the Library, and 
also another page on part time to assist in keeping the shelves in order. 

Miss Fargo had conducted all the Library's services during the first year with the aid of three assist- 
ants and one half-time page. 



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Librarian's Notes 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Donald V. Black to direct a detailed mechanization 
feasibility study of library operations at UCLA. Mr. Black has been relieved of his major responsibilities 
as Physics Librarian during the period of his study, which began on November 1. Anthony Hall, of the 
Librarian's Office, will assist in the survey on a half-time basis. The study will survey library opera- 
tions in Acquisitions, including serials and bindery preparation, Cataloging, and Circulation, with initial 
emphasis laid on Circulation. It is in these areas that data processing systems are more feasible, and 
these areas are also the "high cost" sectors of overall operations. The study will take account of branch 
library procedures as well as those of the Main Library. 

At the end of six to nine months the survey office expects to produce extensive cost figures on pres- 
ent operational methods, cost comparisons with machine methods, and specifications for a machine system 
in detail sufficient for manufacturers to bid thereon. The study is, however, a feasibility study, and no 
effort will be expended on designing machine systems for activities not amenable to mechanization. The 
task, then, is to determine what areas are amenable to mechanization, and to what extent. 

Mr. Black has had considerable first-hand experience with the relationship of library problems and 
experience to machine systems. He has been a contract consultant for several local firms and recently 
devised a successful pilot study for handling bindery preparations records on electronic tape. We are un- 
commonly fortunate in having a staff member with his combination of skills and experience. We are also 
uncommonly fortunate in being at the center of one of the country's finest concentrations of brains and 
"hardware" in the field of electronic storage and data processing, both on and off campus. 

This all comes about at a point in our history when the foreseeable expansion of campus population 
and of book funds assures us that we will soon be involved in such pressures that our traditional manual 
systems are likely to break down. And of course the imminent move into a new building adds further ur- 
gency. 

Thus I am certain that all of us stand to gain tremendously from Mr. Black's efforts. 

R. V. 

After-Note on the Fi(e 

The Library staff have been grieved to learn that among University people whose homes 
were burned in this week's fire were Professor William Matthews, Chairman of the Senate Li- 
brary Committee, and Louis Piacenza, Law Librarian. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the l-ibrarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Kverett Moore. Assistant Editor: Kichard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
James Cox, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Gladys Graham, Lorraine Mathies, James Mink, Charlotte Spence, 
Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting, Rene'e Williams. 



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November 22. 1961 



First Antiquarian Book Fair a Gay Success 

Southern California antiquarian booksellers took over a plush banquet room in the Ambassador Hotel 
on November 11-13 to hold Los Angeles' first Antiquarian Book Fair. "Book Treasures of Twelve (Cen- 
turies for Sale!" read the advance notices, and so there were. Rare books of all kinds, fine bindings, man- 
uscripts, prints, maps, and pamphlets were handsomely displayed in the dealers' booths ranged around 
the room, the keystone position being occupied by the bar. 

We noticed booths manned by booksellers Bob Bennett and Dick Marshall, Jack Blum of the Cherokee 
Book Shop, Peggy Christian, Glen and Muir Dawson, Milton Lubovitsky of the Larry Edmunds Book Shop, 
Lee Freeson, Max Hunley, Harry Levinson, Bronislaw Mlynarski, Walter Neuman, Mel Royer, Kurt Schwarz, 
Charles Yale and Phil Brown, and Jake and Josephine Zeitlin. And, of course, Warren Howell, of San 
Francisco, assisted in his bookish invasion of the Southland by Marjorie Freeman, and also Seymour Hacker, 
who came out West from the Hacker Art Books firm in New York City. 

The excitement of booksellers' displays was heightened in many instances by the clever use of color- 
ful gadgets appropriate to their specialties. Gay dolls and puppets of Pinocchio enlivened Peggy Chris- 
tian's large collection of editions of Collodi's classic fairy tale. Yale and Brown had stereopticon viewers 
and slides, showing pictures of Southern California scenes of the past. The Larry Ldmunds Book Shop, 
a specialist source for materials on the cinema, had examples of nineteentii-century optical and projector 
devices which can create the illusion of motion in pictures. Muir Dawson busied himself at a table model 
Albion press set up in front of the Dawson's booth, and on it he printed a four-page two-color keepsake 
of the Antiquarian Book Fair, A Few Noles Concerning the Albion Hand Press. 

NPI Libraries Are on Medical Center Tour Schedule 

The Neuropsychiatric Institute will be host for this month's Medical (Center tour on Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 28. Sherry Terzian particularly invites Library staff members to visit the Professional Staff Library 
and the Patients' Library. An exhibit on "The Treatment of Mental Illness: A Historical Survey," orig- 
inally prepared by Biomedical Library staff niemjjers with tiie advice of (Charles W. Tidd, Professor of 
Psychiatry, and displayed last Spring, will be shown in the NPl lounge. Tours will be conducted at 12:15 
and 2:15. 



MLA Traveling Fellow Will Speak to Students and Staff 

Charles Tettey, Librarian of liic (iliana Ministry of lleultii, who is working and observing this week 
and next in the Biomedical Library and other local mediial libraries, will address students in the School 
of Library Service next Tuesday al 1 1:00 a.m. and will speak to members of the Stuff Association on Wed- 
nesday at 4:00 p.m. in Haines Hall 135. Mr. Tettey has come to this country from Accra for six months as 
the 1961 Medical Library Association Traveling I'ellow. 



UCLA Librarian 



PersonneS Notes 

Mrs. Corine Lewis, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, is a grad- 
uate of Kansas State College. She has worked in the Documents Library at the University's Berkeley cam- 
pus, and more recently at SC in the Acquisitions Department. 

Barbara Johnson, new Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
was employed for several years by the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. 

Mrs. Carol Leuns has been appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. She 
earned her BaL-helor's degree in Anthropology last year at UCLA and has worked part-time in the Circula- 
tion Department here. Since her graduation she has served in the Medical Library at SC. 

Mrs. Constance WeiJe has been reclassified from part-time clerk to full-time Senior Library Assistant 
in the Geology Library. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Geology from UCLA in 1957, and has worked 
for the School of Business Administration. 

Elizabeth Bradstreet, for many years Senior Administrative Assistant in the Librarian's Office, has 
transferred to the School of Public Health where she is Senior Administrative Assistant in the Dean's office. 

Resignations have been received from the following Senior Library Assistants: Gwen Newman, Bio- 
medical Library, Mrs. Dorothy Barzelay, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, Mrs. Henrietta 
Freeman, Geology Library, and Harold Sadows, Catalog Department. 

Staff Publications and Activities 

The Fall issue of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, the first to appear under the editorship of 
Donald V. Black, has recently been published. For the previous year the ALA publication had been edited 
by Everett Moore. 

Mary Ryan attended a meeting at Howard University, in Washington, D. C, on November 10, of the 
Joint Committee on African Resources, to consider tentative Farmington Plan assignments for publications 
of African countries and the proposed cooperative acquisitions program for publications issued in sub-Saharan 
Africa. 

Dean Powell's Commencement address at the University of Arizona last May has been published in 
tlie Fall issue of the Arizona Librarian with tlie title, "Little Package." 

Visitors 

Eugene D. Schunke, of the administrative staff of Artliur Young and Company, and Elizabeth Frazer, 
(librarian for the firm, visited the Business Administration Library on November 9 as the guests of Albert 
B. Carson, Chairman of the Accounting Division of tlie School of Business Administration, and Charlotte 
Georgi, Business Administration Librarian. Arthur Young and Company is the donor of an important ac- 
counting collection in the BA Library. 

Ulrich Steindorjl Carrington, Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on November 
9 to give to the Library a collection of letters received from various notables, including Albert Einstein, 
Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Franz Werfel, and Stefan Zweig. 

William Emerson, head of the Science and Industry Section of the l,ong Beacii Public Library, visited 
the Business Administration Library on November 10. 

Wilford L. White, Director of the Office of Management and Research Assistance of the Small Business 
Administration, in Washington, 1). C, and Martin ]. Logan, Director of the Administration's Southern Cali- 
fornia and Arizona office, visited the Business Administration Library on November 13. 



November 22, 1961 



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Captain Cook Collection Is Acquired 

The Library recently acquired an important collection of books by and about Captain James Cook 
(1728-1779) formed by Sir Maurice Holmes during the past thirty-five years. Its materials are concerned 




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chiefly with Cook's several voyages and the place he occupies in the history of exploration and the ad- 
vancement of geographical knowledge. Captain Cook, first of the really scientific navigators, made the 
original surveys of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. 

Sir Maurice Holmes is the compiler of Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S. : A Bibliographical Excur- 
sion (London, 1952), and he is perhaps the foremost living authority on the great English navigator. His 
collection is believed to be the finest private library of books, pamphlets, and rare ephemera concerning 
Captain Cook, rivalled only by the holdings of the Mitchell Library, in Sydney, and the British Museum. 
There are 357 books and pamphlets and numerous broadsides, playbills, engravings, and other items, of 
which 200 are of particular importance and rarity. There are several unique items, such as an autograph 
letter by Cook referring to the third voyage to the Pacific and an original wash drawing of Captain Charles 
Clerke who commanded the expedition after Cook's death in Hawaii. 

Among oddities in the collection are two editions of Anders Sparrman's Resa till Coda Hopps-Udden 
(Stockholm, 1802 and 1818), which contain specimens of tapa or bark cloth. Copies having these specimens 
are extremely rare. A copy of Captain Cook's Journal during His First Voyage, edited by Captain Wharton 
(London, 1893), is bound in wood from "Captain Cook's Tree," an elm on Clapham Common in London which 
blew down diu-ing a storm in 1893. According to an undoubtedly apocryphal story this elm had been planted 
by Captain Cook. 

The Holmes collection forms a valued addition to the Library's holdings on the Pacific area in general, 
and, in particular, to our collections on Australia and New Zealand, for which we have special responsi- 
bilities under the Farmington Plan. 



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John Finzi to Direct PL 480 Programs 

John Charles Finzi, former staff member of the Clark Library, now Head of the European Exchange 
Section of the Library of Congress, has been appointed Director of P.L. 480 for South Asia. (See UCLA 
Librarian. November 10, for announcement of UCLA's participation in the Program for the Middle East.) 
Mr. Finzi first went to the Library of Congress in 1957 as a special library school recruit, on completion 
of his course in the School of Librarianship at Berkeley. Before appointment to his present position he 
had served as reference assistant and later bibliographer in the General Reference and Bibliography Divi- 
sion and as Head of the Orientalia Exchange Section in the Exchange and Gift Division. He received his 
B.A. and M.A. in British History from UCLA, and was a teaching assistant in History before joining the 
staff of the Clark Library. Mr. Finzi compiled the catalog of Wilde manuscripts and letters in the Clark 
Library published by the University Press in 1957 with the title, Oscar WiUe and His Literary Circle. 

Dangerous-Living Smiths 

By the Seat of My Pants, newly published by Little, Brown ($4.50), is an account of the early flying 
adventures of Los Angeles airman Dean C. Smith, described on the dust wrapper as "the greatest surviv- 
ing bad-weather pilot of his time." Mr. Smith tells of high-jinks in the stateside Army Air Corps, which 
he joined in 1917 at the age of sixteen, of free-lance acrobatics as a stunt pilot after the war, of years of 
even more hazardous flying with the cross-country Air Mail Service of the Post Office Department, and of 
his tour of duty as a pilot witli Commander Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica, with some colorful ob- 
servations on the character and motives of the expedition's leader. Mr. Smith's wife, Beth, enjoys a more 
earthbound career as Principal Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, but recently had her own 
share of dangerous living when she had to fend off the fire which came to the edge of the Smiths' Beverly 
Glen property, and scorched their ivy ground cover. (Mr. Smith was in Boston, being feted by his publisher.) 

Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Couperin 

We realize that it is old-fashioned, yet we believe that the press report of a musical event should 
somewhere include the selections played. In reporting Pablo Casals' recent White House recital, the 
Los Angeles Times, which declares itself to be "One of the World's Great Newspapers," failed to say 
what the world's greatest 'cellist played. 

So we went to the sticks, in the Periodicals Reading Room, and learned from the lead sentence of 
the New York Times' front page story that Casals played Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Couperin. The re- 
port went on to specify the selections and to state that it was probably the first time chamber music had 
been heard in the White House since the Jefferson administration (1801-09). It quoted Jefferson as having 
said Music is the favorite passion of my soul, and fortune has cast my lot in a country where it is in a 
state of deplorable barbarism." 

Things hadn't improved much since Jefferson's jeremiad for, according to the New York Times, when- 
ever musicians have played at the White House in recent years they liave been instructed to offer light 
selections of no more than five minutes in length. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy luive changed this. 

It was not Pablo Casals' first White House appearance. In 1904, as an already celebrated 'cellist 
at the age of twenty-eight, he played in President Theodore Roosevelt's recital series. In fact, T. R. 
was the last president before John F. Kennedy consistently to honor contemporary arts and artists. 

This seems a good occasion to call attention to the Saturday ki-vicw's piece (November 11) on the 
New York Times' plan to publish a West Coast daily edition to be printed in Los Angeles by teletrans- 
mission from New York. 



November 22, 1961 ^^ 

On Sitting and Waiting 

"During a brief period of enforced waiting, while all he 'had to do was think,'" Professor Melvin Cal- 
vin, of UC at Berkeley, had the inspiration that ultimately led to his successful work in determining the 
carbon cycle of photosynthesis, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. So reports the 
University Bulletin. November 13, in revealing that Professor Calvin had his "key flash of insight' when 
he was parked in a red zone while he waited for his wife to do an errand. 'There is such a thing as in- 
spiration," he says. "I don't know what made me ready for it at that moment, except I didn't have anything 
else to do. I had to sit and wait, and perhaps that in itself has some moral." (It has been suggested we 
have this remark blown up and mounted at the Loan Desk.) 

Librarian's Notes 

Concerning interlibrary morality: I am continually intrigued to find that members of the UCLA faculty 
are insistent that the University of California Library at Berkeley should generously lend its books to 
members of the UCIA faculty; on the other hand, members of tlie UCLA faculty are alarmed at the thought 
that the UCLA Library should generously loan materials to University of California faculty members at 
Santa Barbara, Riverside, etc. 



In the midst of the recent conflagration in the Bel-Air hills tiiere were more than enough acts of gal- 
lantry and generosity to counterbalance the meanness of the curious spectators who interfered with essen- 
tial traffic and the brutal coarseness of much of the television reporting. 

The UCLA Library's special medal for gallantry under fire is to be shared by two of our long-standing 
good friends. 

Late on Monday night, following the first day of the tragedy. Professor Richard Rudolph, tiiiairmun 
of the Department of Oriental Languages, piioned me at home to report that the Rudolphs had finally been 
allowed to return to their home, which they had been forced to evacuate early in the afternoon, and that 
miraculously it was standing like an island among the blackened guts of its neighbors. I'rofessor Rudolph 
had phoned to reassure me that he still intended to speak on the following evening to tiie assembled I'riends 
of the UCLA Library. And this he did with high good humor despite the gruelling forty-eight hours that 
he and his family had endured. 

And then on Wednesday Professor William Matthews of the Liiglish Department, Chairman of the Senate 
Library Committee, phoned to report that lie had finally located u Mniall apartment into wiiich he could de- 
posit the Matthewses and the small carload of persotial effects llicy had managed to snatch before their 
home was flattened by the fire. Professor Matthews' mind at this tiiin- was full of regret over that last 
batch of UCLA Library books that he could not retrieve because llieir weight and the speed of the flames 
was against him. He did manage to carry out several of our books, but tragically none of his own. 

To both of these gallant friends, a blessing: Hooks Vobisruiii! 

R. V. 



(Some queries have been raised as to how this fire coiiip.ired with Berkeley's disaster of 
September 28, 1923. In tiiat one, 640 buildings were Joslroyed, uud tiie fire, which spread to 
the city from a brush fire in the hills, fanned by a strong wind, covered 37 city blocks north of 
the University campus, jn the Berkeley fire the predominantly wood construction of houses — 
with many shingle roofs and sidings —resulted in lomplele destruction of houses in the affected 
area. There were shake and shingle roofs in our fire, too — mid these have been pointed to as 



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villains in the disaster. But the world-wide publicity resulting from the Bel-Air business was 
rather different from that given to Berkeley's, where it was made evident that many members of 
the UC faculty had lost their homes and their possessions. In any fire in Greater Hollywood, 
Zsa Zsa Gabor's loss of her minks and precious jewels will receive top billing, rather than such 
unnewsworthy facts that .38 members of the UCLA faculty and staff v^ere completely burned out 
and that many more suffered serious losses to houses and gardens. The press in Los Angeles 
was impressed bj' Miss Gabor's statement that she no longer had any reason to remain in Cali- 
fornia, but was not interested in the fact that the University folk, despite losses in household 
effects, including many books, manuscripts, art works, and the like, would remain and would 
reconstruct their physical worlds as best they might.) 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by tiie Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Lverett Moore. Assistant P.Jitor: Hichard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Ralph Johnson, Lawrence Clark I'owell, Donald Read. Sherry 
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Volume 15, Number 4 



December 8, 1961 







Frontispiece, first edition of The Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn. 



A Kemble Centennial Exhibit 

A centennial exhibit of works by the 
American illustrator, Edward Windsor Kemble 
(1861-1933), will open today in the Main Li- 
brary and will continue until January 4. 
Kemble illustrated editions of books for many 
of the popular writers of the nineteenth and 
early twentieth centuries— for Mark Twain, 
Thomas Nelson Page, Joel Chandler Harris, 
James Whitcomb Riley, Harriet Beecher 
Stowe, Washington Irving, and many others. 
His drawings also appeared in the leading 
magazines of his time, Scribner's, Harper's, 
Leslie's, and The Century. 

Accompanying the display of books and 
periodicals illustrated by Kemble will be 
some twenty-five of his original drawings, 
most of them lent by Maurice Bloch, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Art. Five original draw- 
ings which were made to illustrate James 
Russell Lowell's Biglow Papers were given 
to the Library by Vincent Price. 

Kemble was born in Sacramento. He 
attended the public schools of New York 
City, and received no formal art training. 
His pen-and-ink sketches for Huckleberry 
Finn, which appeared when Kemble was 22 
years old, established his reputation in the 
publishing world, and thereafter his work 
was in great demand. 



Surgeon's Paintings Are Exhibited in Biomedical Library 

An exhibit of paintings by David Sachs, resident in general surgery here and a member of the UCLA 
Thoracic Surgery Program at the San Fernando Veterans Hospital, closes today in the Biomedical Library 
after showing for two weeks. Dr. Sachs, who has had no formal training in art, paints both as a hobbyist 
and as a medical illustrator. Some of his pencil drawings of the heart, lungs, and thorax, done from actual 
dissections, are shown, as well as a variety of examples of work in charcoal, pastels, and oils. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Madalyn Johnson, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathemat- . 
tical Sciences Library, received her Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA. She has taught in the ele- 
mentary schools of the Los Angeles and Whittier public school systems. 

Mrs. Elinor Ovenshine has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation 
Department. She has attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 

Resignations have been received from Nick Katona, Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Depart- 
ment, and from Mrs. Clarice Edney, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. 

Visitors 

Morio Sato, Director of the Kokusai Boeki, Ltd., toy manufacturers, in Tokyo, visited the Library on 
November 22, and brought greetings from Fujio Mamiya, editor and publisher of books on librarianship and 
bibliography in Japan. 

William C. Koch, formerly of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service, visited the Business Administration 
Library and the Western Data Processing Center on November 22. 

Joseph Suski, of Los Angeles, and W. M. Hawley, publisher, of Hollywood, visited Mr. Vosper on 
November 28. 

Some 150 members of the Executive Program Association visited the Business Administration Library 
on November 29. Charlotte Georgi, Magdalene O'Rourke, and William Woods led tours of the group. 

Gaines Baby is Born 

A daughter, Katharine Allison Gaines, was born to Kenneth and Jean Gaines on November 6. Jean 
is a Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, now on leave. 

Activities and Publications 

Helen Riley attended the sessions on "Opportunities for Our Youth" of the White House Regional 
Conference on Domestic Affairs, held at the Ambassador Hotel on November 2L Arthur Goldberg, Secre- 
tary of Labor, and Abraham Ribicoff, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, were among the speakers. 

Doyce Nunis has an article on "Colonel Archibald Campbell's March from Savannah to Augusta, 1779," 
in the September issue of the Georgia Historical Quarterly. For it he has edited a manuscript, housed in 
the Department of Special Collections, which an unknown British engineer prepared to describe the terrain 
for Campbell. 

Barbara Boyd's review of The Book Collection: Policy Case Studies in Public and Academic Librar- 
ies, by Kenneth R. Shaffer, appears in the December 1 issue of the Library Journal. 

Dean Powell has written the lead piece for the Christmas Issue of the New York Times Book Review. 
of December 3, entitled "The Reader, the Book and Christmas." It is a nostalgic reminiscence on the 
gift books of the last five decades. 

Mr. Vosper's paper, "A Pair of Bibliomanes for Kansas: Ralph Ellis and Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick,' 
a part of which he read at the ALA Conference at Cleveland, has been published in the Third Quarter issue 
of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. The libraries of the two book collectors of whom 
he writes were acquired en bloc by the University of Kansas Library. 



December 8, 1961 25 



A New Idea (in 1872) 

Lest we be tempted to boast of our current experiment with quick listing of books through the photo- 
graphing of title pages as even a fairly new idea, Wilbur Smith calls attention to a proposal made in 1872 
by the great bibliographer-bookseller Henry Stevens for the use of just such a process. As Mr. Smith was 
looking through some recently purchased additions to the collection of English book auction catalogues 
in the Department of Special Collections, his eye was caught by the title Bibliotheca Geographica . . . 
Part One. This recalled his conversation with John Swingle, Berkeley bookseller, at the Antiquarian Book 
Fair a few weeks ago. 

Mr. Swingle pointed out that Stevens had perhaps first introduced the idea of employing photography 
for such a purpose in the preface to the auction catalogue mentioned above. Stevens was worried over 
the immense numbers of books "too often stored somewhere in limbo unregistered, where, though sleek and 
well preserved, they rather slumber than fructify. The half of them are not recorded, and the resting places 
of many are not known. 

He called his proposed remedy Photo-bibliography, "or a new application of Photography to Bibliog- 
raphy . . ." 

"It is not intended to supersede, but rather to supplement, improve, systematize and elevate the 
present method of cataloging our libraries and museums, public and private," Stevens wrote. "It is the 
result of long study and numberless devices to accomplish our bibliographical aim of fulness and perfect 
accuracy with reasonable cost of money, space and time . . . without going here into unnecessary details 
suffice it now to say that we claim as our invention a new application of photography, an apparatus so 
contrived and constructed as to enable any sharp bibliographer with one photographer and one lens to col- 
lect the titles of the rarest and costliest books, of the average sizes, at the rate of from two to three thou- 
sand a week, that is to say, from five to ten times as fast as the best cataloguer can do the work . . . and 
immeasurably better. 

The photographs, or "photograms," as Stevens called them, were to be trimmed and laid down on cheap 
paper, and arranged in an alphabetical card catalogue. "The bibliographer then adds in manuscript the 
heading of the title, the translation (if it be desired) the collation, description, list of maps and plates, 
notes, or whatever he deems necessary or important. These titles then go to the printer, who prints the 
whole, both the photogram and the manuscript, in such a manner as to leave room for mounting the photo- 
gram, and in the prescribed form, in large or small type according to the space required. . . The printer 
then prints as many copies as are required. . . 

The UCLA Library's first use of photography in the quick listing of books is being made with the 
6000-piece collection of Renaissance and Baroque materials acquired from Professor Georgio Nicodemi, 
former director of the Racolta Vinciana in Milan. The process may be used extensively in coming years 
as a means for making quickly available for use the great numbers of books we shall be adding under our 
accelerated program of acquisitions. 

Kearny Book by Dwight Clarke is Published 

Dwight L. Clarke, a past president of the Friends of the UCLA Library, has written the first full- 
length biography of Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the ^est (University of Oklahoma Press, $5.95). In 
a generous acknowledgment in his Introduction, he says, "I have drawn liberally on libraries and histori- 
cal societies, starting with my very good friend Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, librarian of the University 
of California at Los Angeles. His constant interest and encouragement will always be gratefully remem- 
bered. Numerous members of his staff gave courteous help; especially Wilbur Smith and James Mink." 



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Children's Books Exhibit and Open House at UES Library 

The University Elementary School Library will show next week its annual exhibit of selections of 
recently published children's books suitable to give as gifts. Books may be seen Monday to Friday from 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Mrs. MacCann will hold open house for Library staff members on Wednesday, December 13, from 1 to 
4 p.m. 

Home Economics Collection Moved to Main Library 

The Home Economics Building is now being remodeled for other uses, and the Home Economics Li- 
brary therefore closed its doors on November 24. Approximately 200 volumes which were on course re- 
serve there this semester have been moved directly to the Reserve Room in the Main Library. The remain- 
ing 4,000 volumes are now on level six of the main bookstack and are available through delayed paging 
at Window B, Main Loan Desk, until they can be processed for shelving in the general collection. 

Business Administration Library Offers Rapid Photocopying 

A Xerox 914 photocopier is now in operation in the Business Administration Library, rooms E and F, 
GBA 2400. Photocopies, at fifteen cents per completed print, will be made from 9 a.m. to 12 m. and from 
1 to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. The BA Library's machine is the third to be installed in campus libraries. 
The other rapid photocopiers are in service in the Main Library and the Biomedical Library. 



IIR Library Contributes to Automation Conference 

The Institute of Industrial Relations Library, in cooperation with its counterpart on the Berkeley cam- 
pus, compiled a bibliography of selected works on automation and prepared a display of books on the sub- 
ject for use at the recent Governor's Conference on Automation. President Kerr presided over the confer- 
ence sessions at the Biltmore Hotel on November 27-28. 



Death of Two Former Staff Members Announced 

News of the death of Rose Rotchy, on November 21, has been received from Berkeley. Miss Rotchy 
was a librarian in our Catalog Department from 1932 to 1945, and later was on the staff of the University 
Library at Berkeley. 

Leon Strashun, first Music Librarian at UCLA (1943-47), died on December 1 at the age of 81. Under 
his supervision the Orchestral Music Collection was organized, consisting of the many sets of orchestral 
materials which were hand-copied under a federal Works Progress Administration program. Mr. Strashun 
was a native of Russia, and had lived in Los Angeles for 25 years. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Elizabeth Dixon, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Edwin Kaye, Donnarae MacCann, Pat McKibbin, Helen 
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Volume 15, Number 5 




December 21, 1961 



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Pinocchio, Noah, and Our Front-Page Santa Clous, in Special Collections 

Pinocchio, the wooden boy with the nimble mind, has the center of the stage in the Department of 
Special Collections during the Christmas season. On exhibit there is a part of the Library s new collec- 
tion of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet. The collection contains many editions, both 
American and foreign, of Pinocchio, though it does not include the first edition (Florence, 1883), which 
the Library already had. Pinocchio puppets (one is four feet tall) are all about— some on the Christmas 
tree and others taking their ease around its base. 

A Noah's Ark (probably German, circa 1850) with Noah himself and his wife, and the animals, two by 
two, is also on display. It must have delighted the heart of some child more than a century ago! 

On the walls in the Department's hallway are twenty-one original watercolor drawings by Harry B. 
Neilson, English illustrator of children's books during the early years of the century. Among the drawings 
displayed is the Santa Claus pictured on the cover of this issue of the UCLA Librarian, but he is in glor- 
ious color in the original. 

Some Christmas Credits 

Special credits are due a number of staff members who decorated Christmas trees, planned the Staff 
Association Christmas party, decorated the Faculty Center, and prepared and served the delightful refresh- 
ments. 

Alva Pittman, Carrol Hull, Nancy Knaus, and Don Shubert decorated the Christmas tree in the rotunda, 
and Norah Jones, James Davis, Barbara Kornstein, and Robert Weir trimmed the one in the Reserve Room. 

Arrangements for the Christmas party in the Faculty Center last Friday were made by Norma Schulte, 
chairman of the Staff Association's Social Committee, and her fellow committeemen Herbert Ahn, Irene 
Bray, Leonard Hyman, and Frances Kirschenbaum. Esther Euler, Esther Koch, Gladys Graham, Charlotte 
Spence, Johanna Tallman, Sue Folz, Helen Riley, and Norah Jones served refreshments. 

Gene Baker directed the able production by Theater Arts students of Stephen Vincent Benet's A Child 
Is Born. Entertainment arrangements were made by Shirley Hood and Walther Liebenow. 

Personnel Notes 

David Scott, newly appointed as Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Service, attended USC and 
the Art Center School, and was recently employed at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. 

Mrs. Miriam Parker has transferred from the Housing Office to the Library Operations Survey as a 
Senior Typist Clerk. 

Gary Tarr has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Molly Mignon, Senior Library Assistant in the Business 
Administration Library, and from Mrs. Brenda Patterson, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

For Serious Judoists 

Another recently published book by one of the Friends of the UCLA Library is The Mechanics of judo: 
Analytical Studies of Selected Standing Techniques, by Robert G. Blanchard (Rutland, Vt. and Tokyo: 
Tuttle). It has been written "for serious judoists who are engaged in regular practice rather than for the 
beginner or superficial student." Mr. Blanchard is an attorney, of Los Angeles. 



December 21, 1961 



29 



Books of Ornament 

A notable acquisition by the Department of Special Collections in the field of decorative arts is 
Wendel Dietterlin's Architectura, published in Nuremberg in 1598. It is the first complete edition of one 

of the finest books of ornament, and contains beauti- 
ful examples of German art of the late sixteenth cen- 
tury. Wendel Dietterlin (1550-1599) was one of the 
outstanding artists of the late German Renaissance, 
in the early period of the Baroque. An architect as 
well as a painter and engraver, he heralded a new- 
artistic perception, and exercised great influence on 
the artists and artisans of his time. 

Another fine work on the decorative arts is a col- 
lection of some 1,000 engravings of architecture and 
ornament by Jean Le Pautre (1618-1682). The plates 
have been bound in three folio volumes, and are grouped 
according to their subject matter: garden ornament, 
architectural decoration, and designs for use in 
churches. This set belonged to Sir Matthew Digbv 
Wyatt (1820-1877), English architect and writer on 
art. 

These volumes of Le Pautre, considered by some 
to be one of the most important and creative engravers 
of all time, constitute the major part of his complete 
work. The elaborate design of a keyhole, sliown here, 
is reproduced from volume two. Among other subjects, 
his engravings depict street scenes, churches, grot- 
toes, altars, monuments, fountains, trophies, vases, 
ornaments, friezes, and ceilings. 







Staff Activities 

Mr. Vosper spoke on the Library's plans for growth at a dinner meeting of the Southern California 
chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America on December 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 

Johanna Tallman has been engaged this month as a consultant to the System Development Corporation 
in Santa Monica, and is conducting a survey of the requirements for the firm's technical library. 

Everett Moore met with a Sproul Hall discussion group last week to consider problems of censorship, 
particularly regarding Tropic of Cancer. 



Visitors 

Marjorie L. Burr, assistant head of the Serials Department at the Library on the Berkeley campus, 
visited the Serials Section here on December 4. 

John C. Finzi, Director of the P.L. 480 Program for South Asia, administered by the Library of Con- 
gress, visited the Library on December 4, during his week's stay in Los Angeles en route to Asia. Mr. 
Finzi is a former staff member of the Clark Library. 



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"UCLA Story," Part Three 

The third part of "The UCLA Story," James Mink's series of articles in the UCLA Alumni Magazine, 
ppears in the November issue and concerns "First Years on the Westwood Campus, 1929-1934." 



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Notable among the events of this period was the gift to the University by William Andrews Clark, Jr., 
of his home and library on West Adams Boulevard. It was UCLA's first great gift. Back in the spring of 
1926, Mr. Clark had asked Director Ernest Carroll Moore to his home for luncheon because he and his at- 
torney wanted "to find out from you whether the Regents of the University of California would be of a mind 
to accept my home here and the library building I have built and the books I have collected as a permanent 
gift to the university, if I should offer them to them." 

Mr. Mink says that Dr. Moore told Mr. Clark "he did not know, but that he would have the answer for 
him in twenty-four hours. Dr. Moore immediately telephoned Regent Dickson the news and asked him to 
sound out his fellow Regents. Dr. Moore kept his word, for within twenty-four hours he was able to inform 
Mr. Clark that his gift would be accepted gladly." The further endowment bequest he made in 1934 as- 
sured continued support and strengthening of the Library. 

Combatting Bibliographical Confusion 

Johanna Tallman's article on technical reports, published in the Summer issue of Sci-Tech News, 
has received further circulation by being made the subject of a release by the Office of Public Information. 
Technical reports, Mrs. Tallman had noted, have been issued by government agencies, universities, and 
industrial laboratories in increasing numbers, particularly since the end of World War II, and now about 
100,000 of them appear each year. 

Considerable bibliographical confusion attends these reports, which are published not by the standard 
book publishers and journals but by a variety of public and private agencies. Identifying reports, obtain- 
ing them, cataloging and classifying them, and making them available for use, all pose special problems 
for which conventional bibliographical methods have often proved inadequate. Although computer tech- 
niques of information retrieval and the centralization of bibliographical and distribution services may aid 
harassed librarians, there will be increasing need for librarians to familiarize themselves with the special 
jargons and bibliographical features of technical reports. 

Lilly Fellowships for Training of Rare Book Librarians 

Two Lilly Library Fellowships for 1962-1963 have been announced by Robert A. Miller, Director of 
the Indiana University Libraries. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 to enable iiim to undergo 
intensive instruction in rare book librarianship at the Lilly Library. Candidates must be under 45 years 
of age and be graduates of accredited library schools. Applications will be received up to March 15, 1962, 
and appointments will be announced by May 1. One of the recipients of the first award, made last year, 
was Kenneth Nesheim, former staff member of the Clark Library and member of the first class of the School 
of Library Service. 

Dr. Trejo on Inter-American Relations 

Arnulfo D. Trejo, Assistant Librarian at Long Beach State College, and former staff member here, 
participated in the eighth congress of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, held in 
Puerto Rico in 1957, while he was still a member of our Reference Department. His paper, "El acerca- 
miento entre las Ame'ricas, a traves de la enseiianza y el escrito impreso," has been published in Mexico 
this year in the Memoria del octavo congreso, issued with the special title, "La literatura del Caribe." 



December 21, 1961 31 



A Nice Review from Paris 

"Ce rapport fourmille de bonnes idees, presentees avec simplicite et humour, dont les bibliotliecaires 
fran5:ais pourront faire leur profit," says Marie-Jose Imbert, in tlie Bulletin des hihliotheques de France, 
August 1961, reviewing Mean What You Say, the proceedings of the conference on written and oral library 
reporting, sponsored by the UCLA and UCSB Libraries, and held in 1958 on the Santa Barbara campus. 
Betty Rosenberg edited the papers, whicii were issued as our Occasional Paper Number 10. 

Our Mr. Zeltonoga Wins Rhodes Scholarship 

William Zeltonoga, student assistant in the College Library, lias been selected as one of four Rhodes 
Scholars for 1962 from the southwestern states. Mr. Zeltonoga, whose home is in Los Angeles, is a senior 
and is majoring in philosophy. Last spring he won second prize in the Campbell Book Collection Contest 
with his library on "The Pursuit of I^hilosophy." For two years he was captain of the University's wres- 
tling team, lie will enter Oxford University next October witii other Rhodes Scholars from tlie United 
States and foreign countries. 

Librarian's Notes 

Messrs. Engelbarts and O'Brien, with a good technical assist from Harry Williams and from William 
Foley's Mimeograph Bureau, have completed the first draft of a Committee Report on Brief Listing, which 
now goes to several of you for criticism. I am much indebted to all concerned for the precision and speed 
with which this complex document appeared. It's the best Christmas present I could have expected. As 
the authors note, we already have a 100,000-volume backlog as a consequence of our remarkably amplified 
buying program, and this costive state will only worsen unless something like "Brief Listing Pills" are 
prescribed. 

In substance, the Committee Report looks toward the use of microfilm and Xerox to: 1) put a brief 
entry card into the public catalog immediately on receipt of most incoming books, with classical catalog- 
ing to follow in due course; and 2) wipe out our backlog and attack future en bloc acquisitions by appli- 
cation of our version of Mr. Henry Stevens's Photo-bibliography (as described in the last issue of this 
newsletter). 

One evening recently over dessert in my office I discussed this Committee Report with a group of 
twenty or so members of the faculty, briefly, of course, together with several other matters of shifting 
policy. The reaction was sympathetic. 

Miss Esther Koch has kindly consented to take off into stellar space with another committee that will 
consider the impact on our total cataloging policy of the Regents' recent generous provision of funds to 
put our dictionary catalog (and also Berkeley's author-title catalog) into book form. 

R. V. 



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January 12, 1962 41 

December two years ago. More than once the circulation staff had to forego lunch, and one afternoon I was 
startled to see a dozen people queued, impatiently, at the window where one applies for readers' cards. 

This queue was indicative of one factor in our present work load: diligent students home for the holi- 
days from Wisconsin, Amherst, Brandeis, and Berkeley; flocks of students from the several regional junior 
and state colleges taking advantage of full tree days to come out to UCLA in search of books; and scores 
of high school seniors armed with ambition, proper notes of introduction, and inadequate library training. 
All of these deserving people lined up for readers' cards, lined up for books, and lined up for seats -all 
of them in addition to hundreds of our own studious students, not all of whom by any means head for the 
desert and the beach when classes stop. But where were the faculty? Frightened out by the competition, 
or off to "read a paper?" 

Part of the story, of course, is our new dormitory system which begins to make UCLA a residential 
campus. At least this is a primary factor in the sharply increasing use of the Library during academic 
session on weekends and evenings. Part of the story is our truly metropolitan setting. But also involved 
heavily — and the holiday pressure emphasizes this -is the actual, visible result of intensified pedagogic 
activity at all levels of our educational system. 

Our experience is certainly not eccentric. Public libraries in Los Angeles and elsewhere can provide 
dramatic evidence of the heightened use of books and libraries by students in these very recent years as 
well as of the heroic efforts the students will make to get at the books they need. 

What is also demonstrably clear is that too few academic or civic officials have faced this situation 
squarely. School and collegiate classroom buildings go up on all sides, and there is considerable public 
awareness of the shortage of teachers and the shortcomings of teachers' salaries. But it is a rare school 
library, public library, or collegiate library that can begin to provide the longer public service hours, the 
quantities of diverse books in multiple copies, or the trained staff to meet this inescapable need for books. 

Here at UCLA we are quite clearly swamped. Overall loan desk circulation for July-December 1961 
was 16.3 per cent higher than for tlie same period a year ago and 30.8 per cent higher than two years ago; 
and on December 13, 1961 the loan desk had its busiest day in history — 2,607 volumes. The story is one 
of rapid, consistent increase in business, and I realize that this picture is true at all service points on 
campus. At every step in the face of this demand, an exciting demand that must somehow be served in the 
public interest, we are clogged up and frustrated by lack of space for books, for readers, and for maneuver- 
ing, as well as by the lack of a sufficiency of copies of heavily used books and journals. In all fairness 
we should have been open every evening during the holidays, but in this we were frustrated by lack of 
money and staff. 

In the face of all this I made a few New Year's resolutions. 

R. V. 

SLA Science-Technology Group Will Discuss ASTIA Program 

Colonel James 0. Vann, Commander of the Armed Services Technical Information Agency, 
will conduct a forum on ASTIA services at a meeting of the Science-Technology Group of the 
Southern California chapter of the Special Libraries Association, at 8 p.m. next Friday at the 
Institute of the Aerospace Sciences. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other F'riday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Dixon, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Robert Lewis, James Mink, Doyce Nunis, 
Joseph Roe, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 15, Number 7 



January 26, 1962 



From Mulberry Street to Green Eggs and Ham 

A selection of books and original drawings by the remarkable Dr. Seuss, as Theoder S. Geisel is 
best known to his millions of devoted readers, will be shown in the Main Library from February 2 to March 

2. The exhibit will bear the title "From Mulberry Street to Green 
Eggs and Ham. 

Mr. Geisel, a resident of La Jolla, has recently given to the 
Library all the manuscripts and art work of his twenty books for 
children, with the exception of his first, And to Think I Saw It 
on Mulberry Street (1937), the manuscript for which was given to 
his alma mater, Dartmouth College, some years ago. 

Mr. Geisel's gift to the University is truly one on the grand 
scale, encompassing, as it does, hundreds of original drawings 
and water colors, as well as inscribed copies of a number of the 
books. On the dust jacket of one of them. Green Eggs and Ham, 
appears the following unsolicited testimonial to Dr. Seuss. 

I hope you are feeling well and will write lots 
and lots of books so that pretty soon every book in the 
whole library will be by you. 

Signed 

Brud F. Perkins 

(age 8) 

We don't suppose that day will come to pass, but at least 
during February our Library will plainly be a Dr. Seuss Library. 



Dr. Seuss's publishers say he looks 
something like the birds he draws. 

New Library School Appointments 

The School of I^ibrary Service has announced new appointments of Lecturers. Gladys Graham, Edu- 
cation Librarian, supervises the practice work of students preparing for the school library credential, and 
will be an adviser on school library work. Robert Hayes, of Advanced Information Systems and the Elec- 
trada Corporation, who is also a Lecturer in Physical Sciences Extension, will advise the School in the 
development of a curriculum on mechanization of library techniques and information retrieval. Everett 
Moore, Assistant University Librarian, will continue to lecture and to advise on the reference curriculum 
and on editorial matters. 




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Personnel Notes 

Donald Black, Physics Librarian and Head of llie Library Operations Survey, has been reclassified 
from Librarian 11 to {librarian III. 

Joel Martinez has resigned as Principal Library Assistant in the College Library, lie graduated this 
month from the School of Library Service, and will accept a position with the Los \ngeles County Public 
Library. 

Sarah Seipp has resigned her full-time position as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the 
Acquisitions Department, and will continue to work part-time while attending classes. 

Mary Walling has resigned as Senior Library \ssistant in the Catalog Departinenl and will move to 
Mexico City. 

Visitors 

Tahseen M. Basheer, Director of the Information and Press Dejiartment of the United Arab Republic 
Consulate in San Francisco, visited the Library on January 8 to discuss the Library's acquisition of IIAR 
government publications. 

John S. Mehler, Librarian of the University of Alaska, visited the Library on January 8 to discuss 
processing problems with Mr. F^ngelbarts and Miss Koch. 

Hans J. Aschenhorn, Assistant Director of the State Library in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 
visited the Library on January 9 and IL He consulted with Miss Ryan, Mrs. Luler, and Messrs. Vosper, 
Moore, O'Hrien, and Williatns. Mr. Aschenborn is visiting libraries in this country by arrangement with 
the Library of Congress, assisted by a grant from the Department of State. 

V. B. Nanda, Librarian of the Rajasliian University ICxtension Library in Udaipur, India, visited the 
Library on January 10. lie is spending five months in the United States under a State Department grant, 
and had just completed a month's internship at Oklahoma Stale University, lie is now spending a second 
internship at Michigan State University. 

Nine visiting Fulbright scholars studying this year at UCLA and one in residence at the Huntington 
Library visited the Library on January 10 with Professor Charles A. Schroeder. 

The four librarians noted below, who are visiting the United States under the Leaders and Specialists 
Program of the Department of Stale, and are sponsored by the American Library Association, have recently 
visited UCLA. They have Iwu seven weeks of practical experience in American libraries, and have then 
traveled for a month to broaden their knowledge of \merican geography, life, and libraries. 

The Librarian of Punjab University, Lahore, West Pakistan, Abdur Rahim Khan, visited the Library 
on January 12. Mr. Rahim Khan administers the largest library collection in West Pakistan and directs 
the six-month diploma course in library science at the University. 

Ulrich Birkholz, Director of the Public Library of Offenbach am Main, "one of the younger German 
librarians, who has the responsibility of directing a large, progressive city public library," visited the 
School of Library Service on January 18. 

On January 19, Emilio Rodolfo Ruiz, of Huenos Aires, and Mrs. Farangis Omid, of Tehran, visited 
the University. Sr. Ruiz is Professor of Library Administration in the Kscuela del Museo Social, and holds 
the Chair of Library Administration of the Library School. Mrs. Omid is Head of the Lnglish Language 
Section of the National Library of Iran. 



January 26, 1Q62 IS 

Letters from Some of the Great, and from Toussoon Pasha 

In August 1865, I.ucy Galloway, an Knglishwonian, succumbed lo a widespread fad of lier time, and 
began keeping an autograph album. In her enthusiasm to fill up her book, she evidently ransacked her 
family's desk drawers, chests, and cupboards for likely items— at any rate she filled her book with a col- 
lection of nearly eighty letters (and unfortunately a great many signatures cut from letters) addressed to 
two of her forebears: Alexander Galloway and his son, llichard II. Galloway. 

The maroon cloth-covered album of letters came to UCI.\ in the Ogden Collection, and has recently 
been catalogued for the Department of Special Collections. This involved carefully removing the letters 
from the album where they had been mounted in a helter-skelter way, sometimes overlapping and frequently 
with parts of the text pasted down. 

Alexander Galloway was a prominent and respected citizen of London in the early years of the 19th 
century. He was a shipbuilder and a friend and correspondent of such people as Jeremy Benlham, Lord 
Brougham, Lafayette, Francis Place, and Haniel O'Connell, all of whom wrote him letters on a variety 
of subjects. 

His son, llichard II. Galloway, was a shipbuilder and engineer, and resided in Alexandria for some 
time during the middle years of the century. There are letters to him from De Lesseps, James llolman, 
the famous blind traveler. Admiral Sir Charles Napier, General Sir Charles James Napier, Sir Henry Pot- 
tinger, England's ambassador to China, Walter Plowden, consul to Abyssinia and explorer of the sources 
of the Nile, and many others. 

Among the letters to Richard Galloway are three from an Egyptian boy, Toussoon Pasha, lie writes 
from Alexandria, on \ugust 5, 1862, in a beautiful copperplate hand: 

My dear Mr. Galloway 

I was very glad to hear from Mr. Bassett that Papa was pleased with my letter. I have 
finished Miss Corner's History of Home, and I have begun the History of Greece. I do a sum 
in Multiplication every day, but I do not like Arithmetic at all. I hope that you are all quite 
well. Will you give my best love to Mrs. Galloway, and kiss Baby for me. 

And on April 1, 1863: 

Mr. Bassett has read me the letter which you were kind enough to send nie, and for which 
I thank you very [nuch. Perhaps my Uncle Halim Pasha will be going to Europe next year, and 
will take me with him, but 1 think that 1 would rather stay in Egypt with dear Mamma. . . Prin- 
cess and Mamma send Mrs. Galloway their salaams. Will you give Mrs. Galloway my love, and 
kiss Baby for me. 

The final letter is dated \pril 12, 1864. 

Mr. Bassett informed me, that you wished to know whether Princess thought the portrait of 
Papa, with which you presented her, a good likeness. I have written to Princess about it, and 
she has sent a letter for you, which I will send in this letter. I shall be going to the Abassieh 
school next winter with the sons of the Viceroy. . . 

Your affectionate little friend, 
M oha mme d -To us s oon 

Staff Members Will Attend ALA Midwinter Meeting 

Mr. Vosper, l^verelt Moore, EJizabeth Norton, and Donald Black will attend the midwinter meeting of 
the American Library Association in Chicago next week. Dean Powell, Seymour Lubetzky, and Barbara 
Boyd, from the School of Library Service, will also be there. 



46 UCLA Librarian 



In Print 

Kverell Moore lias vvrillen the lead arlicle, "Wliy llo llie Itiglilists l?age?," for lliis moiitli's issue of 
the ALA Bulletin, lie is concerned principally with Highl ^\n^ efforts to influence library policies and 
book selection according to their own political viewpoint, and observes that "There is only one sensible 
answer that librarians can give to these concerted pressures, and that is, in the language of di|)loinacy, 
to reject the extremists' demands." Tiie \l,\ is making provision to reproduce the article for wider dis- 
tribution. 

Charlotte Cieorgi has again contributed to the New York Herald Tribune's special section on Paper- 
back Hooks (January 14). Her selection of "\ Home Library for Thirty-Five Dollars includes books of 
Reference, Literature, The Arts, Social Sciences, and Philosophy-Reiigion-Science. 

Dean Powell has contributed a brief essay wiiich accompanies his list of "One Hundred Titles for 
the Library of a Sophisticated Family," in the Paperback Hook Section of the New York Times Book Re- 
view, also dated January 14. The coming of the paperback has permitted him to write uninhibitedly in 
his books, he says. His paperbacks are "a glorious mess of marks, cliecks, mystic doodles, lines both 
horizontal and vertical, marginalia and interlinea, and end-paper addenda. . ." His criteria of selection 
were that the books pleased him, for their "fact and fancy, knowledge and delight, extensions of my own 
limited mind and feelings. . ." 

Mr. Powell was guest reviewer, in the absence on vacation of f^ook Lditor Robert Kirsch, in the Los 
Angeles Times on Monday. He discussed Van Allen Hradley's More Gold in Your Attic, and stressed the 
essential role of antiquarian booksellers in assessing the values of old books. 

The fourth installment of "The UCLA Story, James Mink's series in the UCLA Alumni Magazine, ap- 
pears in the December-January issue with the subtitle, "The Thirties, 1934-1939." 

Dedication to Mr. Vesper 

Robert Coilison, Honorary Treasurer of The Society of Indexers, has dedicated his new book. Index- 
ing Books, A Manual of Basic Principles, to Robert Vosper, "ad libros sedemus et semper studemus, 
nequinius cessare." In this book, published by Lrnest Benn, in London, he attempts, he says, "to define 
wiiat I believe to be the more frequent and important problems that beset every indexer and to describe 
the best ways of coping with them that have so far been discovered." Mr. Coilison has had wide experi- 
ence in this field, and has a previous book on the subject to his credit. Indexes and Indexing. He ac- 
knowledges much assistance from the "innumerable discussions at which I have been present at meetings 
of the Society of Indexers," which he helped to found. 

Not TAPSHAPFPUK Any More 

The American Philosophical Society did not always enjoy such a simple name. Miss More discovered 
this recently when she was working with the Society's Index to its Transactions, for in 1769 an organi- 
zation calling itself "The American Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge" united 
with the American Philosophical Society, after which the combined organization referred to itself as "The 
\merican Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge." The APSHAPFPUK 
apparently didn't last long, for soon it was calling itself the American Philosophical Society! 

Where were the Transactions themselves published? Why, in the supplements to The American Mag- 
azine (not the one that died a few years ago, but one which was published for only nine issues, from Jan- 
uary to September, 1769). 'Thai's why the Index to the Transactions said it included references to "Sup- 
plement to American Magazine" —whicii is the matter Miss More was struggling to clear up when she came 
across the complications the Society had got into in giving itself a name. 



January 26. 1962 1" 

Fourier anH Fourierism Represented in New Acquisition 

Tlie considerable vof^ue vvliicii I'ourierisni enjoyed in \iiierica in llie IKW's eniiances llie interest and 
value of a new collection just acquired by the Library. Of forty-one "phalanxes," or I'ourierist communi- 
ties, established in the I'nited Stales, only lirook r'ariii is much remembered today, and that larj^ely due 
to its earlier connection with i'ranscendentalisiu. Probably the best known of l'rant;ois Marie Charles 
Fourier's American disciples was Horace (Jreeley. 

\ collection of works by I'ourier and members of his "I'xole societaire," including complete runs of 
the School's two leading periodicals, Le Phalanstere and its continuations (1 8;V2-IR43) and La Phalanfie 
(IB-lfi-lRIQ), has been obtained. Many of the books are first editions, among them a copy of h'ourier's first 
work, Theorie des quaLre mouvemetis (1808), with corrections made in the autiior s own hand; a signed 
first edition of his second book, Tratte de ['association dorneslic/ue agricole; and a signed copy of Le 
socialisme devant le vieux monde, by Victor ConsiJeranl, Courier's leading disciple and the main dissem- 
inator of his ideas. 

I'ourier and Coiiside'rant are well represented, but much of the collection consists of works by lesser 
known members of the School. Kvidence of the remarkable popularity of some of tiiese in their time will 
be found in a more recent item, Giuseppe del Ho's bibliography, Charles ['ourier e la scuola socjetana 
(1 801-1 Q22). We see, for example, that llenaud's Solidarite ran tlirough five editions in nine years, while 
Mme. Gatti de Gamond's Fourier et son systeme was reprinted no less than six times between 1838 and 
1842, a significant reflection of the social and political climate of ['Vance under the July monarchy. 

Fourier's ideological importance in the history of socialism lies mainly in the link he provides be- 
tween French philosophers of the 18th century (Rousseau in particular) and the "scientific socialism 
which followed Marx. I'lugels expressed some admiration for him in Eocialism: Utopian and Scientific, 
and his brand of "critical, Utopian" socialism was subjected to less scathing criticism in the Communist 
Manifesto than were the "bourgeois" socialism of Proudhon and the "petty-bourgeois" socialism of Sismondi. 
His utopianism was seen as the inevitable result of the economic conditions of early capitalism. 

No doubt much of the Fourierist appeal lay in the comfort it gave to a lower middle class threatened 
by economic forces which they failed to understand, rather like fascism in our own day. In this connec- 
tion, one work in the collection is of some interest: it is a monograph on Toussenel, one of I'ourier s 
better known disciples, published in occupied France in 1941 as part of an attem|>t to establish an ideo- 
logical basis for a French "national socialism." 

John Harrington Smith's Posthumous Work 

The 16th year of the Augustan Keprint Society, founded by the late Professor Fdward Niles Hooker, 
and sponsored for many years by the Clark Library, has opened with a double number, 'Jl -92, a facsiiuil'; 
reprint of Three Hours After Marriage, a comic play by John Ciay, Alexander Pope, and John Arbulhnot. 

It is, alas, a posthumous editorial work, its editor. Professor lohn Harrington Smith, of UCLA, having 
died before the work was distributed. He did see the completed book, however, and received copies for 
his colleagues and friends. His death, coming too soon after that of Professor Hooker's, has been an 
equally irreparable loss to scholarship and to the Hryden re-editing [wojecl in particular. 

The Clark Library staff had come to love the gentle, soft-spoken ways of John Harrington Smith. He 
and j'^dward Hooker wore their scholarship with modest grace. Hoth are sorely missed. 

L.C.P. 



4B UCLA Librarian 



"Literary Boss" Speaks 

Lawrence l.iplon, avant garde writer and critic, assailed the anti-sexual ethic of Judeo-Christian 
culture, and particularly its captive service to commerce in modern America, in the course of presenting, 
during the Staff Association meeting last week, his case for disaffiliation and voluntary poverty— at least 
for writers and artists. The role of censorship as exorcism was stressed, and he noted that its most in- 
sidious form at present is the voluntary self-censorhip by authors and publishers, a limitation on our lit- 
erary freedom that is not actionable in courts of law. Such underground censorship, Mr. I.ipton insisted, 
requires, as a counterpart, the underground publishing and distribution of vital literature. Dean Powell 
introduced Mr. Lipton as the "literary boss" of Southern California, 

"A Personal Envoi* 

"It is a fortunate librarian who is able not to overstay his time of usefulness to an institution," ob- 
serves Dean Powell in his final annual report as Librarian Powell. "Happily for me, mine lasted nearly 
twenty-four years, during which I saw (JCIA transformed from an undistinguished branch of the State Uni- 
versity to one of its two major campuses. . . 

Books, yes, a million more of them, and the hundreds and thousands of people I have worked with 
and for— these are the elements of a bookman's life that have made mine rich and rewarding. It is on 
this note of gratitude that I would close." (Copies of the report may be had on request from the librar- 
ian s Office.) 

Gordon Holmquist, 1904-1962. 

,Iust a few weeks ago Gordon Holmquist phoned me to say that he had been asked to become presi- 
dent of the Friends of the UCLA Library and that he wondered whether he should add this responsible 
task to his already busy life. Once I had reminded him of the importance we attach to the Friends, of the 
optimistic program we had set for them, and of the special importance in now having a UCLA alumnus 
(Class of '28) in the presidency, Gordon agreed, in his usual cheery way. 

1 knew fully tiiat his life was already a busy one. The Cole-Holmquist Press is a successful and 
respected enterprise, demanding enough in itself. Hut Gordon was always a jovial and generous partici- 
pant in a number ol civic and professional groups. He had been international president of the Printing 
House Craftsmen, president of the Los Angeles Sales Lxecutives Club, a helpful member of the Zamorano 
(^.lub, the Flounce & Coffin Club, and the UCLA Alumni Association. 

We both knew he was busy, but neitiier he nor I quite realized then that his concern about the amount 
of activity in which he shared was a pressing matter. On January 15th a violent heart attack ended his 
life. 

His family suggest that contributions in honor of his memory may be sent to: The Perry Long Memor- 
ial Hook I'und, Los Angeles Stale College Library, 5LSI Slate College Drive, Los Angeles 34. Perry 
Long for many years was the beloved elder statesman among Southern California printers. Only an untime- 
ly death prevented Gordon Holmquist himself from reaching that same status. He was well on the wuy 
through devotion to his craft and generous sense of public responsibility. 

Robert Vosper 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 2i. Editor: Lverett Moore. Assistaril Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this is'iue: 
Page Ackerman, Herbert Aim, Sue Folz, Helen More, Lawrence Clark Powell, Michael Uosenstock, llelene 
Schiuiaiisky, Hrooke Whiting. 




Li (i>^ ^-^ ^ Dvanan 

♦•' -UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- " 

Volume 15, Number 8 February 9, 1962 

Librarian's Notes 

Two distinguished librarians will join the staff in June to assist us in book selection for fields not 
now covered by bibliographical specialists and branch librarians, 

Mr. J. M. Edelstein, since 1955 Reference Librarian of the Rare Book Division in the Library of Con- 
gress, will be Bibliographer for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His MA in Library Science is from 
the University of Michigan (1953). Prior to that he had two years of graduate work in medieval and renais- 
sance history at Johns Hopkins, Fulbright and LLE. Fellowships that gave him a year's study at the Uni- 
versity of Florence, and a brief stint organizing a collection of medieval and early renaissance manuscripts 
at Princeton. He has published articles and reviews in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Amer- 
ica, The American Neptune. The New Republic, America Illustrated, and The Library of Congress Quarterly 
journal of Current Acquisitions. In 1959 Yale University Press published his bibliography of Thornton 
Wilder. 

Mr. Edelstein will be attached for administrative purposes to the Department of Special Collections, 
where he will have curatorial responsibility for our early printed books and manuscripts, but he will have 
general responsibility for enhancing our collections in support of medieval and renaissance studies, a 
field of lively scholarly activity at UCLA. 

Mr. David G. Esplin, since 1956 Sub-Librarian in charge of Reference and Circulation and Lecturer 
in Bibliography at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will join the Acquisitions Department as Anglo- 
American Bibliographer. A graduate of the University of New Zealand and an Associate of the New Zea- 
land Library Association, Mr. Esplin was on study leave in England where I met him during 1959/60. He 
has been Secretary of the Historical Section of the Otago Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand and 
Secretary of the New Zealand Library Association. His research articles have appeared in New Zealand 
Libraries, The Book Collector, and The Library, and he holds a university research grant to study the 
career of Richard Chiswell, a seventeenth-century English publisher. Mr. Esplin will coordinate and di- 
rect the acquisition of post-renaissance English and American materials in fields not now served by otiisr 
specialists on the staff. 

R. V. 

Personnel Notes 

Nancy Towle, Periodicals Librarian, has been reclassified from Librarian I to Librarian 11. 

Mrs. Patricia Chang Hsieh, Librarian I, has returned to the position in the Catalog Department which 
she previously held. 

Sharon Girard has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library. She has earned 
her bachelor's and master's degrees in Music from Mount St. Mary's College, and has studied at the Mo- 
zarteum, in Salzburg, Austria. 



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Alan Tucker has been reclassified from student assistant to Senior Library Assistant in the College 
Library. 

Cornelia Balogh, Librarian I in the Catalog Department, has resigned to accept a position with the 
Los Angeles State College Library. 

Deborah Sullivan has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, and will 
move to Berkeley. 

The Pattersons Have Another Boy 

George and Brenda Patterson's second son, Paul Carroll Patterson, was born on January 17. Brenda 
served until recently in the Librarian's Office. 

Publications 

Dean Powell speaks of his own collecting interests in "On Getting and Giving Books," in the January- 
February number of The Rub-Off, published by the Art Guild Bindery in Cincinnati. 

Charlotte Georgi's address to the Special Libraries Association convention last May, "Shortcuts in 
University Business Library Services," has been published in the January number of SLA's Business & 
Finance Division Bulletin. 

Staff Activities 

Gordon Stone took part in a panel discussion on music bibliography at the midwinter meeting of the 
Music Library Association, held on the Berkeley campus from January 23 to 26. 

Louise Darling attended the midwinter meeting of the Medical Library Association's Board of Direc- 
tors, held in Chicago on February 2-4, and also the midwest Medical Library Regional Group meeting on 
February 2. After the meetings, she began a recruiting trip to the university library schools at Wisconsin, 
Columbia, Rutgers, North Carolina, Emory, Florida State, Texas, and Catholic University, on behalf of 
the Biomedical Library's graduate training program in medical librarianship. 

Everett Moore spoke on the use of the Library to some seventy new foreign students at a special or- 
ientation program on January 25. Page Ackerman, the day before, met with the new students at an infor- 
mal buffet luncheon arranged by the Office of the Foreign Student Advisor. 

Visitors 

Ward Ritchie, Los Angeles printer who recently had four of his books selected for the annual "Fifty 
Books of the Year" awards by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and seven in the Rounce & Coffin 
Club's Western Books selection, visited the Library on January 25 seeking bibliographical data on his 
rare copy of the earliest Los Angeles city directory, ca. 1872. 

Among recent visitors to the Business Administration Library were Mrs. Thelma Jackman, Head of 
the Social Sciences Division at the Los Angeles Public Library, Mariana Reith, Senior Business Librar- 
ian at LA PL, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton Sunday, Business Librarian at the University of Washington. 

Hermann Halberstaedter, a business consultant from Bogota, Colombia, visited the Business Admin- 
istration Library on January 31. 



February 9, 1962 



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"Souvenir of Yosemite 

Most of the many books about Yosemite National Park speak of the scenic grandeur in a tone approach- 
ing religious awe. Only rarely were any of the early travel accounts and guidebooks written in a lighter 

style, and one of these, from the 
Robert Ernest Cowan library 
housed in the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections, came to the at- 
tention of a staff member the 
other day. It is Souvenir of 
Yosemite, an anonymous work 
of twenty-eight pages, apparently 
published in 1886, and accord- 
ing to Cowan was the only known 
copy. 



[ 22 ] ^' _ ' j 

and water at our destination. " You bet there is, and piles of^Ta 
tlesnakes besides, I killed four there yesterday." He got in 
story in spite of her. 

The picnic ground wae finally reached, and the first ^trMf 
zephyr that wafted over our 
heads dispelled all ideas of 
escaping another scrubbing! 
A camp fire was lit a 
fishing was in order. Aloi 
the stream we wandere! 
bites were numerous, 
alas ! they were all mosql 
tos. Tt was a lucky 
indeed, who could co 
less than eight or ten 

I 01 




The Souvenir recounts the 
experiences of twelve tourists 
from the Bay area, and is illus- 
trated with photographic plates 
and comic text illustrations. In 
support of his somewhat jaun- 
diced view of the journey, the 
unknown author says, "The glor- 
ious climate, the gorgeous scen- 
ery, the beautiful ferns, and the 
snow-clad mountains we shall 
never forget as long as railroad 
circulars are in existence, but 
the dust, dirt and inconvenience of travel are the first things to disappear from one's memory, therefore 
they are chronicled here." Among the events he rescues from forgetfulness are the following: 

No sooner on the way than all opened out with good natured satire and slanderous abuse, 
while the six pokey old stage horses which pulled us along, too lazy to lift up their feet, shuf- 
fled up enough dust to have ruined the temper of a saint . . . the scenery became grander and 
grander; it is true you had to stop the stage and wipe your eyes to see it. . . 

First, let me say a Yosemite-ite is a natural bom liar. I don't really believe he knows he 
is lying, but when a man lives for a short time in this ratified atmosphere, 4,000 feet above the 
level of the sea, it affects his brain; he couldn't tell the truth if he wanted to; this, perhaps, ex- 
plains some of the abominable falsehoods by which tourists are victimized. . . 

The stableman was again called into requisition, and through him we heard of a most en- 
chanting spot [for a picnic] . Trout were daily seen chewing at the roots of the trees in default 
of better bait to bite, dust there was not, and a mosquito had never been known to shelter in 
that portion of the valley; in fact, it was forbidden by the Park Commissioners. All these, and 
many other attractions too numerous to mention, at the exceedingly small sum of twenty-five 
dollars. . . 

The picnic ground was finally reached. . . A camp fire was lit and fishing was in order. 
Along the stream we wandered, bites were numerous, but alas! they were all mosquitos. It was 
a lucky man, indeed, who could count less than eight or ten filling up on him at any one time. 

Butterflies were slaughtered by the ladies, lizards bombarded with great success, but 
narry a fish came to the surface. . . One of the fishermen became disgusted. He thought he had 
been swindled to pay $25.00 and catch only a doctor. . . 



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Improved Intercompus Library Services Are Announced -^ 

President Kerr recently announced the University's Intention to improve the access to the library col- 
lections on the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses by the faculty members and graduate students on all 
the campuses. A new program of intercampus library services has now gone into effect. 

Physical access to the UCLA Library will be made easier by the daily bus service provided between 
the Riverside and Santa Barbara campuses and this campus. Reference assistance, access to the book 
stacks, full borrowing privileges, and, in particular, the aid of a special intercampus assistant will be 
available for the visiting readers. Books may be taken by borrowers for home use and, to facilitate their 
return, may be sent back to UCLA on the intercampus bus. 

The bus service, too, will enable faculty and graduate borrowers to obtain books from the UCLA Li- 
brary without coming to this campus in person. Requests for library materials are to be submitted on the 
usual forms to the interlibrary loan department on the borrower's home campus; they will be sent here on 
the bus, and our intercampus assistant will check the Library's card catalog. Books will be paged and 
placed on the bus for delivery to the borrower's campus library as quickly as possible. 

The principal exception to the free circulation of Library materials to borrowers on other campuses 
is that, as a general rule, journals will be kept on the UCLA campus, and photocopies of journal articles 
will be supplied in their stead at no cost. For articles of twenty pages or less, full-sized Xerox prints 
will be made; longer articles up to one hundred pages will be done on microfilm. The Intercampus Service 
Office, in Library Room 233, will arrange to have photocopying costs charged against special intercampus 
library funds. Photocopied articles rather than original issues of journals will be provided both for those 
who come to UCLA in person and for those who send their requests on the bus. 

Within two years, it is hoped, all campus libraries will provide fuller information on the holdings at 
Berkeley and Los Angeles, with the publication in book form of the card catalogs for these two libraries. 
For the present, campus libraries can rapidly exchange information about the availability of materials by 
means of teletype. 

The Card Catalog Is Shifted Once Again 

The Catalog Department took advantage last week of a theoretical lull in the use of the public cata- 
log between semesters and redistributed all the catalog cards so as to fill up a new unit of 216 card trays. 
Planning began weeks in advance, one process following another —measuring the contents of the catalog 
trays, calculating the number of centimeters of cards to be put in each tray, inserting numbered markers 
to show where the divisions should be made, adjusting the position of the markers to make the divisions 
convenient for use, listing the information for the new labels, and typing the labels on the Varityper. The 
actual shifting was done on January 31 and February 1 by a few teams of men from the Catalog Department, 
working with great dispatch and a minimum of confusion and of inconvenience to users of the catalog. 
Labeling followed close upon the heels of the shifting, but even so one catalog-user was caught between, 
and inquired whether the Library had "nothing under F." One of the labelers quickly found it for him, 
temporarily under G. 

Mrs. Eleanore Friedgood was in charge of the entire project, in which most of the members of the 
Catalog Department participated. 

The catalog now contains, with the new unit, 2988 trays, and extends around three walls of the cata- 
log lobby, with three free-standing sections in the center. The guides on top of the sections are as cryp- 
tic as ever: BEL-CHA, PAR-RHX. (Does the catalog really speak English.') Frequent users will have 
to relearn the locations of their own favorite key points, but, fortunately, A begins and Z ends, in the same 
places as before. 



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Peronist Collection Acquired by Library 

After the fall of the Pero'n regime in Argentina in September, 1955, possibly eighty per cent of pro- 
Perdn literature, it has been said, was destroyed. And so we feel quite fortunate in having acquired for 
the Library a collection of Peronist materials, including some 500 pamphlets, government publications, 
and monographic works, and more than 800 issues of periodicals. 

The collection provides the means to study in detail the great influences exerted by the Perons on 
all phases of Argentine political and social life. The total proportions of the regime's control may be 
seen, for example, in elementary textbooks which laud the nation's leader, and in the articles in popular 
magazines. Official pronouncements, too, reveal an almost mystical identification of Peron and his wife 
with every aspect of national aspiration and progress. 

The Library's new purchase of these and similar Peronist items, which happily have survived the 
bookburnings, forms a valued addition to the University's resources in Latin American studies. 

Professor Holler Chosen as Clark Library Visiting Fellow 

William Haller, Professor Emeritus of English at Columbia University, and author of many books and 
papers on seventeenth-century English culture, has been appointed first incumbent of a new visiting Fellow- 
ship created at the Clark Library by Chancellor Murphy. The intention is to bring to the Clark each year 
a distinguished scholar in the field of the Library's special holdings, who will advise the Library on its 
development and also give a public lecture based on Clark materials. 

Professor Haller, who was a Fellow at the Folger Library for several years, has also been a Hunting- 
ton Library resident Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Fulbright Lecturer at Cambridge and Oxford. 
Among his published studies of early English and American Puritans are such important works as The 
Leveller Tracts, Liberty and Reformation in the Puritan Revolution, The Rise of Puritanism, and The 
Puritan Frontier. Professor Haller is a faithful daily user of the University's special bus service to the 
Clark Library. 

Booksellers and Librarians Meet on Campus 

Southern California members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America held a dinner 
meeting in the Student Union last Monday, following a reception at the Chancellor's residence. Salter 
Starkie, Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and now Visiting Professor of Spanish at UCLA, 
spoke on his reminiscences of booksellers and collecting. Several staff members of the Library and the 
School of Library Service were invited as guests for the ABAA meeting. 

Para-Ttre, Vient de 

Our Acquisitions people tell us that they received "from a department which shall be nameless" a 
request to order Le droit des societes anonymes, by the noted author Vient de Paraftre. Even the Library 
of Congress, they found, has none of his books. 

Report on the ARL Meeting, end the ALA 

The recent session of the Association of Research Libraries was a crucial one. Since its founding 
in 1932, ARL has been in intention a philosophical discussion forum for the chief librarians of the nation's 
largest research libraries, most of them university libraries. In some public opinion it has been but a pri- 
vate club for those gentlemen. In fact it has long been a hard-pressed center from which through voluntary 
servitude and persistent argument a number of major American bibliothecal efforts have been pushed into 
actuality. ARL was the moving force behind the publication of the Library of Congress's printed Catalog 



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of Books. It developed and administers, or tries to administer, the Farmington Plan, and it instituted 
Dissertation Abstracts. 

In the face of today's pressing research library problems and the rapid expansion and increase of uni- 
versity libraries, the group has realized that the volunteer efforts of a small group can only be frustrating. 
Thus, this midwinter, ARL incorporated so that it can seek and administer funds, undertook to establish 
a headquarters and secretariat in Washington, and proposed to extend its institutional membership consid- 
erably beyond the present limited figure of 49. This task alone was sufficient to absorb most of the time 
and energy of its membership this year. 

Most other business was handled in peremptory fashion, but the group did give particular attention to 
the dangers of, and ways of dealing with, H.R. 7927, a new Postal Rate Bill that was adopted almost with- 
out dissent by the House of Representatives. The terminal portion of that bill would effectively prevent 
the U. S. mails from receiving into this country, or from distributing within the country, any printed mate- 
rial adjudged by the Attorney General to be Communist political propaganda. The damaging effect on re- 
search is obvious if this bill should succeed in the Senate. 

A number of us in Chicago listened carefully to reports on the speed and precision with which the 
Library of Congress staff, including our own John Finzi, have put into operation the fruits of Public Law 
480. Through use of so-called "counterpart funds," this Act permits the Library of Congress to collect 
and distribute to selected American libraries the full publishing output (monographs, serials, and govern- 
ment documents) of India, Pakistan, and the UAR. As was noted in a recent issue of the UCLA Librarian, 
this Library is one of ten recipients of UAR materials. This project also is a dramatic one, since it is 
the first time the Federal government has directly financed resources for American research libraries in 
an effort to extend their services to the national research effort. 

The most pressing ALA Council business involved an abortive attempt to deal with the distressing 
question of segregated libraries and library associations in the South. The Executive Board had prepared 
what it considered to be a statesmanlike resolution, but there was enough discontent, apparently with its 
muted tone, that the resolution was recommitted for further study after considerable imprecise argument 
and befogged parliamentary procedure. Council's desire for a more effective statement of principle by the 
next meeting seemed, however, quite clear. 

Beyond this I can only report that the snow was dirtier in Chicago than in Los Angeles, and that some 
people from Northern California were apparently snowbound at home, for they never reached Chicago. 
This I understand represented a long-standing dream come true. 

R. V. 

Technical Services Chiefs Study Library Surveys and Mechanization 

Lest anyone think that a delegate to ALA Midwinter sessions has time on his hands, the meeting of 
the heads of technical services of large research libraries should serve to prove the contrary. Beginning 
at 9 a.m. and continuing until late in the afternoon, the agenda contained, among other matters, reports 
on the following: a proposed study of IBM installation at the University of Missouri; the surveys of the 
Navy Pier Library (the Chicago Undergraduate Division Library of the University of Illinois) and the Li- 
brary of Congress; policies and practices on weeding; the storage program at the University of Chicago 
Library; the Library Technology Project; methods to arrive at the needs for increased technical services 
staff due to increased budgets; serial samples; and the typing of call number and author and title on the 
book pocket in lieu of other marking. 

The Navy Pier Library and LC surveys received most of the attention. The University of Illinois 
division at Chicago has now prepared a final report on the mechanization study sponsored by the Council 
on Library Resources. Publication of this report will take some months, but, good or bad, it will provide 
a basis for future studies by virtue of its precedence. 



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Henry Dubester of LC talked informally regarding their study, also funded by the Council on Library 
Resources. The study team does not believe that complete automation of the information flow is possible 
there. They do feel that some aspects of acquisition, cataloging, and reference work can be partially 
mechanized. For example, bibliographical searching includes much time spent in movement — walking from 
one catalog drawer to another, or from one's desk to the catalog, and so on. If the catalog were stored in 
a large-scale machine memory, and if a cataloger or reference librarian had an interrogation device at his 
desk, perhaps ninety percent of search time could be saved, provided that the interrogation device furnished 
a print-out rather than a visual image on a TV-type screen. Copying bibliographical data by hand also 
takes considerable time. 

Interest was shown in our own study here at UCLA, for there is an awakening interest among librar- 
ians everywhere in the possibilities of mechanization. Improved communication within the profession is 
needed to allay the all-too-common na"ivete' concerning the potentialities of various types of machines and 
the configurations of machine systems. 

D.V.B. 



Progress Reported on the List o{ Subscription Agents 

I met with the members of the Resources and Technical Services Division's Joint Committee to Com- 
pile a List of International Subscription Agents. We discussed and resolved problems about the prepara- 
tion of resumes for the data assembled from two hundred subscription agents and eighty-nine libraries. 
Plans were made for editing the preliminary draft and preparing the final copy at 
the Miami meeting in June. The Committee reported on the progress of its work 

to the Executive Committees of the RTSD Acquisition Section and Serials Sec- / I , I ~~\i 

tion, both of whom were pleased and encouraged by the possibility of early pub- 
lication. 



On Wednesday I conferred with Mrs. Pauline Love, Director of ALA Publi- 
cations, and her assistant Mr. Katz. They are considering the publication of 
"The List of International Subscription Agents." 

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Vital Matters Before Council 

The problem of insuring free access to libraries in all parts of the country for all citizens— or, in 
plainer language, the question of desegregation of libraries in Southern communities —was the subject of 
greatest interest to many who attended the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, 
last week, just as it had been at the Annual Conference last July in Cleveland. The Intellectual Freedom 
Committee had recommended that a study be made of whether some chapters of the ALA were meeting the 
Association's requirements for chapter status, and whether any institutional-member libraries were dis- 
criminating against their users on grounds of race, religion, or personal beliefs. 

The ALA's Executive Board, which looked into the matter, found that although constitutional provis- 
ions for chapter status are being met, some chapters involved are not providing all their members with the 
fundamental rights of membership (such as to receive notices, attend meetings, speak, vote, be candidates 
for office, etc.). Principal obstacles confronting Southern chapters in providing for these rights were found 
to be in state laws and local ordinances which prevent fully integrated chapter meetings. 

The Council received a recommendation from the Executive Board that it not take any action that would 
seem to ostracize certain libraries or associations which could not at present meet the conditions of the 
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tion read, "it is suggested that Council make a declaration of belief, encouragement, and confident expec- 
tation." It urged adoption of the following statement by the Council: 

The Council of the American Library Association believes that the denial or abridgement of 
library service to any person because of race, religion, or personal beliefs is in violation of the 
Library Bill of Rights and, in so far as such abridgement takes place in a tax-supported insti- 
tution, contravenes the spirit and probably the letter of the Constitution of the United States. 

The Council recognizes that substantial progress has been made in abolishing discrimina- 
tory restrictions. It recognizes, further, that the librarians of some institutions in which dis- 
criminatory practices are continuing are unable at present to remove these because the govern- 
ing bodies of their institutions feel bound by state and local statutes and ordinances that re- 
quire discrimination among users and which have not yet been tested in the courts. 

The Council believes that the Association should use every proper means at its disposal 
to bring an early end to discrimination practices as rapidly as legal obstacles can be removed, 
and that, to that end, a thorough study of the problem and the means for its solution be under- 
tak en . 

The Intellectual Freedom Committee had already asked the Board to strengthen its recommendations, 
to make them less equivocal. But the Council, as Mr. Vosper reports elsewhere in this issue, voted, in 
recommitting the recommendations for further study, to strengthen and clarify them. Dean Powell, one of 
those speaking for postponement of action at that time, said that the ALA would be demonstrating 'mon- 
strous cynicism" in approving the proposed recommendations. It would encourage those who would main- 
tain the status quo for another hundred years, he thought. 

In an earlier action by the Council, the proposed statement on meeting threats of censorship was ap- 
proved. It has been drafted by Archie McNeal, Chairman of the Intellectual Freedom Committee, with the 
assistance of Dan Lacy, President of the American Book Publishers Council. The ALA and the ABPC 
will be joined in issuing and distributing it as a leaflet by the National Education Association and the 
National Council of Teachers of English, if they approve it this month. 

Emerson Greenaway, Chairman of the new Committee on Legislation, and past President of the ALA, 
reported on significant legislative developments. Mr. Vosper has reported on the threat of confiscation 
of vital research materials in the rider attached to the Postal Bill now before the Senate. Mr. Greenaway 
reported that the Senate may finally be ready to hold hearings on the Federal documents depository bill, 
which has worked its way through House channels in a number of sessions of Congress but has never been 
taken up by the Senate. He commented on the importance to libraries of school aid bills, and then des- 
cribed the needs for a national program for educational library development, and reported that he will meet 
with White House advisers on March 20 to present a program which might lead toward Federal legislation 
to promote such development. 

E. M. 

ARL Elects Mr. Vosper 

Mr. Vosper was elected Vice-Chairman, Chairman-Elect of the Association of Research Libraries at 
its meeting last week. He will succeed William Dix, University Librarian at Princeton, who was elected 
Chairman. Membership of the ARL now comprises 49 of the nation's major libraries, mostly university 
libraries. At last week's meeting the group voted to incorporate, to establish a headquarters and paid 
secretariat, and to increase its membership somewhat, in the light of rapidly changing patterns in Ameri- 
can higher education and the tremendous burdens placed upon the community of research libraries. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Donald Black, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Leonard Hymen, Ralph 
Johnson, Elizabeth Norton, Richard O'Brien, Lawrence Clark Powell, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur Smith, 
Gordon Stone, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 15, Number 9 February 23, 1962 

Exhibits of Book Collectors and Southwestern Photographs 

The Main Library will show, from March 2 to 23, an exhibit to publicize the Robert B. Campbell Un- 
dergraduate Book Collection Contest for 1962. In addition to materials relating directly to the contest, 
books about famous collectors and selected books from their collections will be displayed. Sir Thomas 
Phillipps, Michael Sadleir, and Robert Ernest Cowan will be among the book collectors represented. 

On the walls of the main exhibit area, the Library will display, from March 2 to April I, an exhibit 
of photographs by Adam Clark Vroman (1856-1916). The photographs were recently published in a book, 
Photographer of the Southwest, printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, and it is through the courtesy of the 
Press that we are able to show the remarkable photographs of this early Western photographer. 

Dr. Seuss Honored at Luncheon 

Theodor S. Geisel, who has written and illustrated all those books by "Dr. Seuss" that are now ex- 
hibited in the Main Library, was honored at a luncheon in the Faculty Center on February 6 for his gener- 
ous gift of manuscripts, original drawings, and books. Among the guests were Mrs. Geisel, Chancellor 
and Mrs. Franklin Murphy, Mrs. Frances Clarke Sayers, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Vosper, and others of the Library staff. 

Personnel Notes 

Bruce E. Pelz, newly appointed as Librarian I, will assist in the Physics Library during Donald 
Black's tour of duty as Director of the Library Operations Survey. Mr. Pelz earned his Bachelor's degree 
in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Florida, and his Master's degree in library science 
from use. 

Mrs. Josephine Black, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, worked in the offices 
at Whittier College while a student there majoring in English. 

Mrs. Nan Singley has joined the staff as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions 
Department. She has studied at Glassboro State College, in New Jersey, and has worked for eastern util- 
ity firms. 

Nancy Damalerio has been reclassified from part-time clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circu- 
lation Department. She received her Master's degree in English from UCLA in 1961. 

Linda MacDuff has been reclassified from part-time clerk to Senior Library Assistant and will be in 
charge of l-,ost and Billed Searches in the Circulation Department. 

Lawrence Igarashi has resigned as Head of the Marking Section of the Catalog Department. 



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SLA Southern Chapters To Meet on Campus 

A joint meeting of the Southern California and San Diego Chapters of the Special Libraries Association 
will be held at the Neuropsychiatric Institute on Saturday, March 10. Sherry Terzian will be hostess for a 
morning reception at the NPI Professional Staff and Patients' Libraries, where a special exhibit on litera- 
ture searching in the behavioral sciences may be seen. 

Morning and afternoon sessions will be addressed by Charles W. Tidd, Professor of Psychiatry, dis- 
cussing "The Special Library in the Behavioral Sciences," and Norman 0- Brill, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Psychiatry, speaking on "Psychiatry in Medicine: NPI's First Year." Following the talks will 
be visits to the Neuropsychiatric Institute, the School of Library Service, the Main Library, and campus 
branch libraries. 

Reservations will be accepted by Miss Terzian until March 3. The cost for luncheon at the Faculty 
Center is $1 .50. 

Activities and Publications 

Doyce Nunis has been appointed to the newly formed Documents Committee of the Society for the His- 
tory of Technology, which will explore and define how the Society can best contribute to the preservation 
of technical documents and manuscripts. 

Frances Clarke Sayers contributed some of her reflections on children's stories to the University Ex- 
plorer program on "The Growing Reader," which was broadcast last Sunday. 

James Mink is conducting, for the Automobile Club of Southern California, a survey of its records and 
the best means of preserving them. His recommendations will include the organization of central finding 
methods to provide immediate access to the Club's records and historical materials. 

Donald Read contributes a regular column, "Books in Brief," to the UCLA Medical Center News Bul- 
letin, in which he describes some of the Biomedical Library's new acquisitions of general interest. 

Thomas Harris was one of the players in the simultaneous chess exhibition held in the grand ballroom 
of the Student Union on February 7 by Samuel Reshevsky, five times holder of the U. S. championship and 
an international grand master. Out of 69 entrants, Tom was one of several who played to a draw. 

An excerpt from a speech by Mr. Vosper, "The Development of University Libraries in the United 
States of America," has been reproduced by the United States Information Agency and distributed to its 
overseas libraries as part of its "Library Packet No. 3." The text had previously been published in Studi 
Economici two years ago as "Sviluppi della biblioteca universitaria negli Stati Uniti d'America." 

Donald Black addressed a meeting of the Staff Association last Tuesday on his special duties this 
year with the Library Operations Survey. 

Wilbur Smith has a review of Robert Greenwood's California Imprints, 1833-1862: A Bibliography 
(Los Gatos: Talisman Press, 1961) in the California Librarian for January. Mr. Smith points out that the 
compilation repeats the error of more than twenty years ago made by the American Imprints Inventory in 
ignoring the Cowan collection at UCLA. He has found that, of 1,748 imprints listed, this Library has 
more like 500, rather than the 172 credited to UCLA, and among our uncredited holdings are at least 27 
which the compiler could locate nowhere at all. 

Barbara Boyd has written, for the "People" section of the January issue of the California Librarian, 
an account of the career of William E. Hinchliff, member of the first graduating class of UCLA's School 
of Library Service and now Santa Barbara City Librarian. 



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Gerson Papers Presented to Special Collections 

The Department of Special Collections has recently acquired the papers of the late Dr. Theodore 
Perceval Gerson as a gift from his widow. Among the papers are his correspondence and personal journals, 
as well as photographs, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the many local activities in which 
he engaged. 

Dr. Gerson is remembered by early residents of the Los Angeles area not only as a skilled physician 
but also as the guiding spirit behind the Hollywood Bowl Association and the Severance Club. Two im- 
portant manuscripts in the collection of papers are Dr. Gerson's unpublished history of the Flollywood 
Bowl and the minutes of the Severance Club from its organization in 1906 to 1915. 

Dr. Gerson s personal journals, which span the years 1895 to 1958, constitute a new and significant 
source for the history of Los Angeles. The Gerson correspondence supplements the important group of 
his letters which we acquired in 1952 as part of his collection of autographs by distinguished Americans 
of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 



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Anyone who has ever received a memo from Miss Elizabeth F. Norton caught on to 
the meaning of the little sketch beside her report on the ALA Midwinter Meeting in the 
February 9 Librarian. For some who haven't had that privilege, we publish this explan- 
ation. After this, she 11 probably demand royalties, or we'll have to ask permission. 
She couldn't object just this once, though, because we came up without a single illus- — 

tration for the issue. The explanation, to be pedantic about it, is that no communica- ^ 

tion ever came from efn's typewriter without at least one trade mark like the one herewith. 

Russian Blanket in Operation 

For the past year the Library has had in operation a blanket acquisitions program in the field of Rus- 
sian social sciences in order to assure the continuing supply of the most recent publications. General 
exclusions from the program are those of the usual sort, ranging from almanacs and annuals to theses and 
theology, but, except for collections of photographs, pamphlets, and translations from Western European 
languages, the coverage is complete within the categories listed in the "Books Published This Week" 
section of Novye Knigi. Some serials published by Soviet learned societies are also received. 

At this time the plan covers only the general field of the social sciences, including Marxism-Leninism, 
the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, planning and government organization, international relations, 
and the political and economic status of foreign countries. The program also includes philosophy, com- 
munity affairs and housing, culture, education and learning, government and law, military science, and 
labor. Geography and geology are linked under a composite heading. 

No specific plans have been made for the inclusion of the natural and mathematical sciences, medi- 
cine, or technology. Monographic publications as well as important serials and journals in these fields 
are ordered separately. The blanket program may, however, be extended further. 

After a year of operation, Mr. O'Brien reports that the program has shown satisfactory results. Much 
useful material has been received and coverage of current Russian publications is good. 

Faculty Publications on Display in BA Library 

Books, monographs, and pamphlets by faculty members of the Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
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Visitors 

Nancy Hoyle, Associate Director of Library Services at F. E. Compton and Company, Chicago, visited 
the Library after speaking to Mrs. Sayers* Library School class. 

Edwin T. Coman, University Librarian on the Riverside campus, visited the Business Administration 
Library on February 2. Mr. Coman was formerly director of the Jackson Library of the Graduate School 
of Business Administration at Stanford University, and wrote Sources of Business Information, the stand- 
ard book on the subject. 

Donald A. Phillips, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Business, at Stanford University, 
visited the Business Administration Library on February 6. 

Richard E. Chapin, Director of Libraries at Michigan State University, visited Mr. Vosper on F^ebruary 
8 and consulted with Wilbur Smith on the organization and work of the Department of Special Collections. 

Shaw Livermore, Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, at the University of 
Arizona, visited the Business Administration Library on February 13. 

Numerical Analysis Library Moves 

The Numerical Analysis Research Library, which has been housed in the Engineering and Mathemati- 
cal Sciences Library, has moved to Engineering II, Room 8438, access to which may be had through the 
south elevator and stairs. Mrs. Madeline Youll is the librarian in charge. 

Mary Foy, 1862-1962 

Mary Foy died last week, six months short of her hundredth birthday. She was the first woman Librar- 
ian of the Los Angeles Public Library, having served for a brief period starting in 1879 when she was 
stil! a teenager. Later she was the principal of the Los Angeles High School, a worker for women's suf- 
frage, and a founder of the First Families Society of Los Angeles. She also ran for Congress. It was li- 
brarianship's loss that she left it so early for teaching and politics. She was a large, dignified, impres- 
sive woman, and when she rose to speak, the average man fell silent. About ten years ago she came to 
the Librarian's Office for a taped interview conducted by Andrew Horn. It is hoped this will be edited for 
publication. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Charlotte Georgi, James Mink, Doyce Nunis, Richard O'Brien, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
Ilelene Schimansky, Johanna Tallman, Sherry Terzian, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. 



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Regent Roth to Speak on Book Collecting 

William M. Roth, a Regent of the University of California, will present an informal discussion of book 
collecting, with the sponsorship of the Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collection Contest, on 
Wednesday, March 21 , at 3 p.m. in Room 3517, Student Union. When Mr. Roth was an undergraduate at 
Yale, he formed a notable collection of books by the poet Yeats. In 1939 the Yale University Library ex- 
hibited this and published his Catalogue of English and American First Editions of William Butler Yeats. 

Library Acquires Saint-Simon Collection 

It seems particularly fitting that the Library's newly acquired Fourierist collection should be joined, 
after so short a time, by a collection of the works of Saint-Simon and his disciples. For all their bitter 
rivalry, the two movements are, after all, products of the same society and are generally classed together, 
perhaps rather too facilely, as Utopian and socialist. 

Saint-Simon himself is represented by three early selections from his works, those of Rodrigues (1841), 
Hubbard (1857), and Lemonnier (1859), all of them important links between the original editions, now bib- 
liographical rarities, and the monumental "Oeuvres de Saint-Simon et d'Rnfantin" (1865-78) in forty-seven 
volumes. The bulk of the collection (some 100 items) consists of tracts issued by the Saint-Simon school 
between 1828 and 1832, many of them the texts of public lectures delivered by members of the School s 
"College" in Paris. Through these pamphlets it is possible to trace the gradual decline of Saint-Simon- 
ism, from a socio-political movement of considerable interest to a pseudo-religious mystical sect of doubt- 
ful respectability. We are perhaps particularly fortunate in acquiring one or two of the sect s most far 
out" publications describing ceremonies performed at the Saint-Simonist retreat of Menilmontant shortly 
before its leaders were arrested by the Paris police on charges of immorality. Among more recent works 
two classic studies of the movement —those of Georges Weill (1894) and Sebastien Charlety (1931) — are 
worthy of particular mention. 

On the practical side, the importance of the Saint-Simonians in the economic expansion of Trance un- 
der the second Empire can hardly be exaggerated. A remarkably large number of the movement s early ad- 
herents became leading figures in French industry and finance. Saint-Simon's technocratic theories— his 
belief in a new aristocracy consisting of bankers, industrialists, scientists, and engineers —seems to have 
provided the economically successful with an admirable intellectual raison d etre and at the same time 
stimulated them to increased activity. The railway systems of much of F.urope and the Suez canal can both 
be claimed as the fruits of Saint-Simonian enterprise. 

The influence of Saint-Simonian ideas on European thought has been widespread and varied. "To trace 
their effects," claims one authority, "would mean nothing less than writing the intellectual history of nine- 
teenth-century Europe. The influence of Saint-Simon's early writings on Auguste Comte, his one-time 
secretary, makes him the father of positivism and one of the fathers of modern sociology. He has also 
been called a proto-fascist, a proto-communist, and the first theoretician of technocracy. Marx, Mussolini, 
and Henry Ford have all been claimed as his intellectual descendants. 



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Personnel Notes 

Dorothy Darling, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, is a gradu- 
ate of the University's Berkeley campus and has done graduate work at Columbia University. She has 
worked in several libraries and was most recently employed at the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Mrs. Gayle Eidson has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. She 
earned her Bachelor's degree in education from San Jose State College and has taught in the San Bruno 
and San Jose schools. 

Louis Robinson has joined the staff as a Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loan section of 
the Reference Department. He worked in the General Library on the Berkeley campus while a student there. 

lArs. Marguerite ^addy has been reclassified from clerk to Senior l^ibrary Assistant in the Circulation 
Department. 

Richard Hudson and Donald Marburger have been reclassified from Senior to Principal Library Assist- 
ants in the Bindery Preparation Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Janet Earnshaw, Principal Library Assistant in the Geology Library, has resigned her position to 
join the Peace Corps. She will serve for two years with the Jamaica Library Service or with the Univer- 
sity College of the West Indies. 

Resignations have also been received from Senior liibrary Assistants Sandra Damley and Eleanor 
Hartman, Circulation Department, Carol Weiss, Biomedical Library, and Etsu Nakamura, Reference De- 
partment. 

Visitors 

Miss Maryan Reynolds, Washington State Librarian, visited the School of Library Service on February 
15, and addressed the class on professional opportunities in Washington libraries. Alan Heyneman, Chief 
of the Personnel Office of the New York Public Library, spoke on the organization and services of the 
NYPL on February 19. 

Michael Brand, of Marlborough Rare Books, in London, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on February 20. 

Mr. and Mrs. Francois du Plessis, librarians from the Republic of South Africa, visited the Library 
on February 22, accompanied by Harvey van der Merwe, graduate student in the School of Social Welfare, 
and also from South Africa. Mr. du Plessis is Deputy Librarian of the University of Stellenbosch, and he 
and his wife are spending three months in this country, under the auspices of the United States-South 
Africa Leader Exchange Program, to visit university libraries, particularly those at schools having pro- 
grams of African studies. Mary Ryan and several other staff members entertained them at lunch. 

Miss Sheila McMurray and Mrs. Dorothy Annable, from the University Library on the Santa Barbara 
campus, visited the Interlibrary Loan section on February 22 to discuss measures to implement the en- 
hanced program of intercampus cooperation in use of libraries. 

Miss Martha Hackman, Supervising Social Sciences Librarian at Los Angeles State College, Mrs. 
Gloria Hine, Documents Librarian at LASC, and Miss Lois Di Santo, Documents Librarian at the Pasadena 
Public Library, visited the Government Publications Room on February 23 to examine our methods of han- 
dling Federal and state publications. 



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Good Natured Hint From Our Friends 

The Friends of the UCLA Library have presented to the Department of Special Collections a unique 
item associated with a well-known piece of Californiana — the original pen-and-ink drawings for A Good 




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tlfan s /t t m ok f i. ^ea ifs 
Aim /// JU J/li xsf 



Matured Hint About California, by Alfred Crowquill. The pictures and captions tell a humorous tale of 
an Englishman's desire for adventure and gold, sparked by news stories of the discovery of gold in Cali- 
fornia. 

The original manuscript is all on one large sheet, measuring 16 by 19 inches, and depicts in thirty- 
five scenes Mivins' adventures in the great California gold rush. Reproduced here, from the original draw- 
ings, are a few scenes of the midpoint of his journey. The pantomimic sketches seem to be a forerunner 
of today's comic strips and the storyboard layouts prepared for animated cartoons. The Library s copy 
of the published book (London, 1849) shows the pictures printed by lithograph, identical with the original 
drawings but with the addition of color. 

"Alfred Crowquill" was the pseudonym used by Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), an important il- 
lustrator of his time and a frequent contributor to Punch and the Illustrated London News. 



John Butt to Give Ewing Lectures 

The Friends of the UCLA Library have been invited by the Department of English to the opening lec- 
ture of the forthcoming Ewing Lectures, on Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m., in Room 1200 of the Human- 
ities Building. The Ewing Lecturer is John Butt, Regius Professor of English Literature at the Univer- 
sity of Edinburgh. "Three Biographers: A Study of Theory and Practice" is the topic of his lectures, 
and his first one is on Izaac Walton. Subsequent lectures in the series will be on Samuel Johnson, on 
Wednesday, March 21, at 4:00 p.m., and on James Boswell, on Thursday, March 22, at 4:00 p.m. All three 
lectures are open to the public without charge. 



64 UCLA Librarian 



"Portugaliae Monumento Cortographica" is Received 

A magnificent set of the Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica, a work compiled by Armando Cortesao 
and Avelino Teixera da Mota for the Comemoragoes do V Centena'rio da Morte do Infante D. Henrique, has 
been received by the Library as a gift from the Comissao Executiva for the commemoration. It is illustra- 
ted with more than 600 plates, 50 of them in full color, showing some 1600 examples of early Portuguese 
cartography. Unfortunately, there are no maps known to survive from the time of Prince Henry the Navi- 
gator. The earliest example in this work dates from some time before 1500 and shows the western coasts 
of Europe and Africa. Another one, from the Reineis Atlas of 1519 by Lopo Homem, colorfully depicts 
the Indian subcontinent populated by elephants, a lion, and a rhinoceros. 

Four volumes of the set have been published so far, with a final fifth volume yet to appear. Each 
volume weighs about thirty-five pounds; our acquisitions people, abandoning the usual centimeter scale 
of librarians, report that the books are around two and a half feet tall. The gift sets have been especially 
emblazoned with an impressive seal and stamped with the names of the recipient institutions. (Our vol- 
umes came to us marked "The University of Cincinnati." We have since learned that a set marked with 
our name is waiting for us over in Ohio, and have arranged an amicable exchange of the misdirected cop- 
ies.) 

The text is printed in both Portuguese and English in parallel columns, and comprises a survey of 
the early history of cartography and scholarly descriptions of the genesis of the maps included in the 
Monumenta. Major libraries of the world— those of Portugal, Spain, Italy, the Soviet Union, and the United 
States, especially — have served as sources of maps and bibliographical data for this impressive addition 
to cartographical knowledge. 

sfzines 

Salamander is the name of a brand new amateur science fiction magazine, or fanzine. (This has been 
shortened by aficionados to zine. It may be finally reduced to "z," Potterwise, if only to add to the mys- 
tification of the slanguage.) The new bi-monthly is published in Los Angeles by Fred Patten, a senior 
at UCLA now employed in the Catalog Department. 

On pages 23-25 of this first number is an article by Mr. Patten, "Archives of Fantasy," dealing with 
the Library's recently undertaken program to collect in this field. He writes: 

When I first heard of this project, I was skeptical. Having tried unsuccessfully to start an sf 
club at UCLA for the past 2 years, I was sure that the University hadn't suddenly been taken 
over by fandom. Then fringefan Phil Freedman, who was working in the library there at the 
time, showed me part of their collection —stacks and cartons of pulpzines, ranging from Browne 
AMAZINGs to 15 issues of UNKNOWN WORLDS. After that, I interviewed Dr. Wilbur J. Smith, 
the Head of the Department of Special Collections of the library, who is in charge of the sf 
collection to find out just what this project consisted of. Dr. Smith was very pleasant, and 
what he told me made it seem like a vast candy shop full of the rarest delicacies —but with the 
door into the shop locked. 

"It s unfortunate that this material won't be available for general circulation," Mr. Patten writes, 
commenting too upon the scantiness of the Library's circulating sf. This is true, of course, but accord- 
ing to Norah Jones, head of the College Library, the condition may be remedied within a few years. 

Already Mr. Patten and other aficionados have been of invaluable assistance to us in the collecting 
of prozines (professional science fiction magazines). We now have files, partial or complete, of about 
80 titles ranging alphabetically from Air Wonder Stories to Viorlds Beyond. He wonders if we might sub- 
scribe to Salamander. The answer is yes. And to others, too, if he will tell us what they are. 



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Invitation to SLA Meeting on Campus Tomorrow 

Sherry Terzian, chairman of the Behavioral Sciences Committee of the Southern California chapter of 
the Special Library Association, and hostess for tomorrow's SLA meeting at the Neuropsychiatric Institute 
on campus, wishes to invite all staff members and Library School students to attend the discussions, 
tours, and social events. The luncheon (for which reservations are still available) is arranged for 12:30 
in the Medical Center cafeteria, rather than the Faculty Center, as previously reported. More information 
may be found in the last issue of the Ltbrarian, or may be had by calling Miss Terzian at the Neuropsy- 
chiatric Institute Libraries. 

Staff Publications end Activities 

Mr. Vosper's article, "Sviluppi della biblioteca universitaria negli Stati Uniti d'America," which or- 
iginally appeared in Studi Economici, has been reprinted in the Bollettino d'informazioni of the Associa- 
zione Italiana Biblioteche for July-October, 1961. 

James Mink continues "The UCLA Story," the series of articles he is writing for the UCLA Alumni 
Magazine, with part 5 on the war years, 1939-1945, in the February issue. The cover picture, showing 
President Sproul welcoming the new UCLA Provost, Clarence A. Dykstra, early in 1945, also shows Bob 
Jaffie, who, as president of the Associated Students that year, was responsible for forming the first stu- 
dent library committee, and also got ASUCLA sponsorship for the first edition of Know Your Library. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed Secretary and Membership Chairman of the Special Libraries 
Association's Business & Finance Division to complete the unexpired term of the previous officer. 

Stephin Lin spoke to medical students and nurses of I^oma Linda University, at White Memorial Hos- 
pital last Friday, prepenting an introduction to Confucianism, with special attention to its influence on 
Japanese thought. 

Staff members of the Business Administration Library were hosts at an open house last Friday for 
Vice Chairmen of the Academic Senate and members of the Graduate Council Committees on Educational 
Policy and on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations. 

Three by LCP 

In a sketch of Erna Fergusson, "First Lady of Letters," in the March issue of New Mexico Magazine, 
Dean Powell writes of her deep attachment for New Mexico and her ability to reconcile herself to the pro- 
found social changes that state is experiencing. "It's not the first time this crossroads has been invaded 
— Spaniards, Yankees, health-seekers, tourists, and now the scientists and industrialists and their em- 
ployees," she is quoted as saying; but adding that she is not happy about the intolerance some of the new- 
comers are bringing with them from border states —against the Spanish Americans. She hopes that ele- 
ment will pass on. 

"In Quest of Orpheus," in The Catholic Library World for February, is Dean Powell's address to the 
Catholic Library Association's Northern California Unit, which met in Belmont, California, last October. 
In it he paid homage to Mozart ("My OrjJieus is Mozart, whose middle name was Amadeus —beloved of 
God"), whom he has for thirty years been "seeking . . . the world around, in concert halls, music rooms, 
museums, libraries, and record stores, seeking to re-assemble the elements of the man and his time, of 
his music and our time. 

Reviewing I^wrence Durrell's The Dark Labyrinth (Dutton, 1962) in the February 18 New York Times 
Book Review, Mr. Powell describes this novel, originally published in London in 1947 under the title 
Cefalu, as "quite simply a lovely work of art, written to relieve a teeming mind and to make money. Its 
pages offer plot, characterization, social commentary, and an intensely moral view of life, in the prose 
of a man who can see, sense, and say. 



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Volumes 


Added 




1960/61 






Harvard 




151,524 




Michigan 




107,952 




UC, Berke 


ley 


106,022 




UCLA 




105,995 




Cornell 




97,509 


6. 


Yale 




95,432 


7. 


Stanford 




92,945 


8. 


Columbia 




89,707 


9. 


Ohio State 




82,464 


10. 


LSU 




76,579 



Statistical Samplings for 1960/61 

The country's twenty largest university liliinries kept tlieir same positions of relative size in 1060/ 
61 as in 19SQ/60, according to "Statistics for t^oUege and University Libraries," collected by the Prince- 
ton University Library. U(]l.\, therefore, witli 1 ,r>68,S6fi volumes, was 
again in thirteenth place, iinniedialely behind Stanford, with 1,615,710, 
and ahead oTiTuke, with 1.103,02'2. 

In volumes added during the year, UCI.A ranked fourth, with 105, 90S, 
just below UC at I3erkeley, which added 27 more volumes than we did. 
Harvard was far out in front again, with 151,524, and Michigan was sec- 
ond, with 107,952. 

Amounts spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebinding ranged 
from a first place for Yale, with 1993,353, to DC, Herkeley ($97R,147), 
Texas (1966,437), UCI.A ($959,276), and Harvard ($926,547). Oddly 
enough, the next in this list is Illinois' $705,415, for an added 66,789 
volumes (as compared with its 93,908 added during the previous year). 

UCLA's staff of 237 is the eighth largest in the country. Harvard's is the largest, with 427.4, fol- 
lowed by UC, Berkeley, 320.95, Yale, 297, Columbia, 283, Cornell, 272, Illinois, 269, and Michigan, 267.5. 
After UCLA come Washington, with 197.25, and Ohio State, with 178.5. 

Herkeley and UCLA again spent much larger sums for student salaries than any other universities, 
$354,164 and $331,439, respectively. The next highest total in this column is Michigan's $262,279. 

Library of Edwin Corle is Acquired 

Mrs. Edwin Corle, a newly elected member of the governing Council of the I'riends of the UCLA Li- 
brary, has given the University the library formed by her late husband, the writer Edwin Corle. The col- 
lection consists of some 4500 volumes, embracing an amazing diversity of subjects. American, English, 
and European literary works of this and the last century are strongly represented. There are many books 
on California and the Southwest, some of them quite scarce. Much of the general literature will go to 
strengthen the holdings of our College Library; the rare items will be held in the Department of Special 
Collections. The Corle collection includes, among the rarities, the bound and boxed original manuscript 
of Zola's La Censure, and a signed letter from Zola. 

Preflight Checkout Advised 

Among the many searching comments that have appeared in print on Webster' s Third New International 
Dictionary fna^nVgea? — perhaps the second most controversial book published in 1961 in the U.S.A.— the 
following, from a review by Richard C. Angell, in New Mexico Quarterly, Sunmier 1961, touches on one 
of the reference librarian's new problems, that of helping readers to cope with tiie new book: 

. . . The definitions have been radically shortened by using symbols which will require for 
the first time in the sesquicentennial history of this dictionary a thorough study of the front 
matter. Previously, when one looked up a word, he needed only to know the alphabet and how- 
to read. Now, with the technical ability of a private pilot it will still be possible to extract 
all the juice from a definition, but without a preflight ciieckout, one may never get off the 
ground. 



Here, one would quote the oft-proffered advice of critics of the Third: "llon't get rid of your trusted 
Second. " 



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Note! 



I have often wished we had a journal of higher education equal in philosophical and scholarly stature 
to the British Universities Quarterly which always has illuminating, often pungent articles. The December 
1961 issue describes a sample sociological survey of the conditions of student "Living and Learning at 
the University of Sheffield. 

Among many matters the analysis touches only briefly on libraries, but the information presented 
should be of interest to those who suggest that American university students are peculiarly immune to li- 
braries in contrast to the intensive study and reading habits of students in British and some European 
universities: 

Some 20 per cent of all the students said they never used any library (University or public) as a 
place in which to work. The main University library was described as the library most used by 
about 50 per cent of all students, the remaining 30 per cent usually declaring their departmental 
libraries to be the ones they most used. All students were asked to estimate, for the Michael- 
mas term, the average number of hours per week spent in libraries of all kinds; the results are 
given in Table VIL In seeking to answer such a question, the respondents will clearly have 
considerable difficulty in providing an accurate figure, and so these results should be regarded 

Table VIL Mean Number of Hours Per Week in Term Spent in Libraries, All Students 





\11 
Students 


Arts, etc. 


Pure 
Science 


Engineer- 
ing, etc. 


Medicine 


Hours per week 


6.0 


9.5 


5.3 


3.9 


4.1 



with caution. One interesting point is that 26 per cent of the students said that on average they 
did not spend any time in such a way during the Michaelmas term, a proportion which is notice- 
ably greater than that which, when faced with the more direct question, admitted to never using 
any library. Even in the Arts group, the proportion who returned their hours as nil was 22 per 

cent. 

* * * 

Our recent dinner meeting on campus with our friends in the Southern California Chapter of the Anti- 
quarian Booksellers Association of America was delightful and illuminating in many ways. But it failed 
to answer a question that had remained with me since reading in the December 1961 San Francisco Review 
Lee Hatfield's minatory tale of what may happen to a solitary bookseller who is seduced into reading the 
books in his occult shelves. Who actually was the prototype of Wilbur Melrose during his illusory stay 
as a bookman? Surely the name of the Melrose Bookshop derives from Melrose Avenue in Hollywood? Was 
Wilbur Melrose with us at the ABAA dinner? Or had he already been transubstantiated? 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Robert Armstrong, Fay Blake, Esther Euler, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Hilda Gray, Esther Leonard, 
Stephen Lin, Michael Rosenstock, Wilbur Smith, Sherry Terzian, Esther Ve'csey, Florence Williams. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 15, Number 11 March 23, 1962 



James D. Hart to Speak for National Library Week 

In recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14, the University Library will present a public lec- 
ture by James D. Hart, Professor of English and Acting Director of the Bancroft Library on the Berkeley 
campus. Professor Hart will speak on "Paperbacks, Popular Reading, and Public Libraries" in Room 
1200, Humanities Building, on April 11, at 3 p.m. Professor Hart's Oxford Companion to American Lit- 
erature, now in its third edition, is a classic among reference books; and The Popular Book; a History of 
America's Literary Taste, first published by the Oxford University Press in 1950, was recently issued 
as a paperback by the University of California Press. 

Fourteenth Campbell Book Collection Contest Is Announced 

Judges for this year's Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collection Contest will be Norman 
Corwin, writer, director, and producer; Edward Petko, first-prize winner of the Campbell contest in 1955; 
and Lawrence Clark Powell, Dean of the School of Library Service. Undergraduates are asked to submit 
entries before April 23, and final judging will take place on May 8. 

As in previous years, Campbell's Book Store in Westwood will award $100, $50, and $25 in books to 
the first three winners. This year an additional $25 in books or manuscripts will be given to the first 
place wi nner by an anonymous donor. 

Brochures outlining the contest regulations are available at the Reference Desk. Students may con- 
sult with committee members James Davis, Isaac Goldberg, or Marie Waters, of the Library staff, or Pro- 
fessor Carlos Otero, of the Spanish Department. 

First Duplicate Book Sale to be Held 

Mr. Vosper recently announced that "for the good of our souls, for the encouragement of students, 
and in order to relieve some storage problems we are going fairly soon to have a duplicate book sale," 
and he appointed Wilbur Smith to head a committee of staff members to make arrangements. Mr. Smith and 
his planning group now announce that the Library's first sale in its history will be held on Wednesday and 
Thursday, April 4 and 5. Prices will be low enough for the poorest student to carry away his limit. 

Clark Library is Host for Beta Phi Mu Meeting 

The Southern California Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national library honorary society, held its initia- 
tion meeting at the Clark I.ibrary on February 22. Dr. Arnold Ehlert, Librarian of Biola College, presided, 
assisted by Dr. Martha Boaz, Dean of the USC Library School, who is national president of the organiza- 
tion. After the ceremony, Mr. Conway spoke on the history of the Clark Library and its collections, and 
illustrated its 17th-century English holdings with some unusual titles drawn mainly from controversial 
literature of the period. 



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Personnel Notes 

Patricia Hall has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. She earned her Bache- 
lor's degree in Economics at Stanford and her Master in Library Science at USC, and has worked for the 
Hollywood and Tarzana branches of the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Mrs. Barbara Steinmetz has been employed as Receptionist in the Librarian's Office. She received 
her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College, and has worked for UCLA's Extension and Pub- 
lic Health Departments. 

Mrs. Sheila Tomlinson, newly employed in the Wants Section of the Acquisition Department as a Sen- 
ior Library Assistant, received her Bachelor's degree in History from Cornell University and her Master's 
in American Studies from the University of Michigan. She has held research and clerical positions in sev- 
eral departments of those universities. 

Calvin Reams, newly appointed as Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department, has had a 
variety of sales, service, and technical experience in local photographic studios. 

Richard Chandler, also employed as a Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department, has 
been a photographer and deu-kroom technician with firms in Columbus, Ohio, and Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Clara Ralmon of the Catalog Department has been reclassified from Librarian I to Librarian IL 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Shirley McKinney, Principal Library Assistant in the Uni- 
versity Elementary School Library, Esther Vecsey, Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special 
Collections, Arthur Wilson, Photographer, and David Scott, Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic 
Department. 

Staff Activities 

Doyce Nunis, Director of the Library Oral History Project, has been appointed Editor of the Quarterly 
of the Historical Society of Southern California, succeeding Gustave 0. Arlt, former Dean of the Graduate 
Division. Mrs. Viola Warren, Secretary of the Friends of the UCLA Library, is the new Associate Editor. 

Louise Darling will serve as one of the lecturers for a University Extension course on "Current De- 
velopments in Reference Materials in Science and Business," to be offered in San Francisco this Spring. 
She will speak on April 4 on the literature of the life sciences. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed to head a committee of librarians to compile a bibliography on 
management, to be used in connection with the International Management Conference for 1963, which is 
being planned by the Special Libraries Association. 

Visitors 

William McCoy, Merle Bartlett, and Robert Wienpahl, from the San Fernando Valley State College Li- 
brary, visited the Library on March 5 to study the application of the Xerox 914 in the production of cata- 
log cards. 

Marian Wittenberger, of the staff of the Veteran's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and Audrey Hawk, 
of Los Angeles State College, were visitors in the Library and the Department of Special Collections on 
March 10. They were accompanied by Cornelia Balogh, a former staff member of our Catalog Department, 
and now at LASC Library. 

Mrs. Helen Worden, Assistant Librarian at Berkeley, visited the Library on March 12 and 13, par- 
ticularly to discuss interlibrary services with Mrs. Euler, Mr, Cox, and Mr. Moore, and to consult with 
Mr, Miles on building plans. 



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Library Displays Western Books 

Forty books were chosen this year as notable examples of fine printing to be included in the Bounce 
& Coffin Club's 21st Exhibition of Western Books, 1962, examples of which will be displayed in the Li- 
brary from March 23 to April 5. The 
judges for the competition were 
William Holman, Librarian of the 
San Francisco Public Library, Her- 
bert L. Mitchell, of Los Angeles, 
western representative of the Graphic 
Arts Monthly, and Lyle H. Wright, 
Amerfcan bibliographer at the Hunt- 
ington Library. 

Among the books chosen were 
Photographer of the Southwest: Adam 
Clark Vroman, edited by Ruth L Ma- 
hood, and published by the Ward 
Ritchie Press, of Los Angeles (pho- 
tographs from this book are now on 
display in the Library); The Cookout 
Book, by Helen Evans Brown and 
Philip S. Brown, also from the Ward 
Ritchie Press; Shakespeare's The 
First Part of Henry the Fourth, by 
the Grabhom Press, San Francisco; 
Spice Islands Cook Book, published 
by the Lane Book Company, and de- 
signed by Adrian Wilson, of San Fran- 
cisco; and John M. Slater's El Morro, 
Inscription Rock, printed by Saul 
Marks, The Plantin Press, in Los 

Angeles. In addition to those from California, there are books on display from Arizona, British Columbia, 

Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. 



THE COOKOUT BOOK 

Selected Recipes from America's Cookout Championships, 
xvith an introduction to tlie techniques ofharheau cooking 
mid entertaining by Helen Evans Brawn & Philip S. Broum 



THE WARD RITCHIE PRESS 
1961 



A Master Plan for County Libraries 

Noted in the Biennial Report (1959/1961) of the Los Angeles County Public Library: 

The staggering projections of the demographers and the patterns of area-wide development 
now emerging serve to indicate the colossal educational task that we must yet undertake. For 
this reason, a master plan of library service envisioning the needs of the vast population of the 
county by 1980 and in the years beyond is now being prepared by the Library with the coopera- 
tion of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Regional Planning Commission. 

The base plan has been drawn up, the regions have been established, and the action pro- 
gram during these two years has been well fortified with new and improved library buildings, 
strengthened book collections, added and regrouped personnel, intensified community support, 
and the expediting of reader service. 

The report says that experience indicates that a population of approximately 250,000 can best be 
served from a regional center with a group of satellite branches attending the surrounding communities. 
Eight regions have so far been established, through which, except for book ordering and preparation, and 
top-level administration, all service is provided. 



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Young John Muir, Naturalist or Inventor? 

The Hell-\luir Family Papers, not previously accessible to biographers of John Muir, the noted Cal- 
ifornia naturalist and conservationist, have been presented to the Department of Special Collections by 
Mrs. Clark K. Bell of San Marino. The John Muir letters, a segment of the Muir family correspondence, 
are addressed to his favorite brother, Daniel Muir. They contain descriptions of Muir's activities from 
the close of his college days at the University of Wisconsin to the time of his initial triumph in the con- 
servation movement — the passage of the Yosemite National Park Bill of 1890. 

Young Muir s enthusiasm for the naturalist s life was apparent during his student days at Wisconsin. 
He confessed to playing hooky from the University for the luxury of an outing in the Wisconsin wilderness, 
and he confided to brother Daniel, "A short time after I rec d your 1st letter, I, with two companions, set 
out upon a geological & botanical excursion. . . We looked queer enough as we turned our backs on the 
good university, with tent, blankets, hatchet, spoons, books, portable presses, & plant papers with many 
et ceteras. . . As it was I travelled about three hundred miles and was absent about three weeks. We 
learned lessons of human nature, collected more specimens than we expected, and had a proper good time 
notwithstanding the bickerings and perplexities caused by our talkative stomachs." 

A few years later it is John Muir the inventor. Muir left Wisconsin in 1863 without a degree because 
he preferred to choose his studies rather than conform to a prescribed curriculum. Although botany con- 
tinued to be an absorbing passion which sent him on extensive foot-tours through the Midwest and into 
Canada, by 1866 he had settled down in Indianapolis and sought work in a wagon factory. Muir's mechan- 
ical genius, exhibited earlier at the University, again came to the fore, and he wrote Daniel, "... I have 
about made up my mind that it is impossible for me to escape from mechanics. I begin to see and feel 
that I really have some talent for invention, and I just think that I will turn all my attention that way at 
once. I am surprised to find so few real original inventors among workmen in these great shops. We have 
but one and I am very sure that I can very materially improve his best invention, viz a hub lathe." But 
an accidental injury to one of Muir's eyes made him decide to "bid adieu to mechanical inventions" and 
devote the rest of his life "to the study of the inventions of God." He started almost at once on foot from 
Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico. 

In 1868 Muir arrived in California and went immediately to Yosemite Valley. His decision to lead 
the life of a naturalist had been made, and he wrote Daniel in 1869, "I am lost —absorbed — captivated 
with the divine and unfathomable loveliness and grandeur of nature. Somehow I feel separated from the 
mass of mankind & I do not know whether I can return to the ordinary modes of feeling and thinking . . . 
bread & sunshine, birds & flowers & open sky are enough for the comfort & delight of my existence." Muir 
the future conservationist, and defender of Yosemite and the Sierras, is also revealed in a letter of the 
same year. From Yosemite Valley he wrote his brother, "I enjoyed the ever glorious rocks & waters of 
this Godly temple, but I was called from the world of nature's beauty to the hard outside world of facts. 
I am engaged to make a sawmill in this place & so will be here all winter. It seems most sacrilegious to 
mar the harmonies of these divine waterfalls with the screeching of a mill— to set the white waters of 
Yosemite to work ere it is tranquil in its passage from the sky." 

Included with the Muir family correspondence are the papers of Clark E. Bell, San Marino Mayor, and 
his wife Mrs. Mabel Muir Bell, which document recent social and political activities in San Marino. The 
Bell-Muir Family Papers were obtained for the Library through the efforts of Doyce Nunis, Director of the 
Oral History Project. 

Correction 

In sampling the statistics for university libraries in the United States for 1960/61, in the March 9 Li- 
brarian, we noted with surprise that Illinois had added only 66,789 volumes for the year as compared with 
its 93,908 for the previous year. Now we have received a corrected figure from the Princeton University 
Library, which compiled the statistics. It should have read 95,226. 



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73 



Cambridge Quarter Behaving Well Now 

Those of us who have lived at some time on a small college campus with a bell tower can remember 
with a certain amount of nostalgic feeling the significance which the chiming of the school clock had in 
the atmosphere of the area. In those days if something went wrong with the hourly striking it was almost 
as noticeable as an electric power failure. Now that Long Playing records have become so accessible, 
and we have music piped into every restaurant, grocery store, and even some quarters of the University 
campus, we hear music while eating, shopping, or doing household chores. The sound of music has be- 
come so common that it is taken for granted, like the wallpaper or furnishings around us. 

It is little wonder, then, that the chimes which sound from the tower of the Main Library could ring 
out a faulty melody every hour for days on end without someone's noticing that a note was missing. Even 
a certain Mozart scholar who holds his office on the top floor of the building confessed that it had escaped 
his attention. But gradually a few members of the Library staff began to feel that something was lacking 
at the turn of each hour and they began to voice this feeling among themselves. Since the Reference De- 
partment is expected to answer all questions and solve a great variety of problems, it was a member of 
that department who started a movement to bring the matter to the attention of the Department of Buildings 
and Grounds. The responsibility for representing the Library in the negotiations which followed fell, of 
course, to our Music Librarian Cordon Stone. In due time, thanks to the sympathetic assistance of Thomas 
A. Stead, Senior Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, the missing note was sent from the East and 
the harmony of the spheres prevails once more. 

The UCLA chimes sound out the melody known as Cambridge Quarters, more commonly called West- 
minster Quarters. "The mechanism for playing these quarters," we learn from Grove's, "was first erected 
in St. Mary's Church (the Great), Cambridge, 1793-94." A Dr. Jowett (not Benjamin, the Platonist) was 
the "expert mechanician," and one of his pupils, John Crotch, took the first four notes of the fifth bar of 
the opening symphony of Handel's "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth" from "Messiah," and expanded it 
into this chime. The chimes at first were thought to sound strange, and were nicknamed "Jowett's Horn- 
pipe." 

At UCLA only the fourth quarter is used, that which precedes the striking of the hour. It was the be- 
ginning "C of the quarter which was missing, thereby causing the unsettlement in some peoples' minds. 



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Our "Jowett s Hornpipe" is an electronic device, to be sure. There is no little man who climbs up 
the Library tower each hour to sound the bells. As with an ever-increasing number of processes in our 
lives, we are at the mercy of a flawlessly operating mechanism for our melody-on-the-hour, not on the whims 
of that little man. 

As of this writing, no complaints. 



Science Libraries Contribute to Century 21 

Several branch libraries have cooperated in assembling materials for a project planned by the designer 
Charles Eames for Century 21, the Seattle World's Fair. A film on the history of science is being made 
for the National Science Foundation and will be shown at the Science Exhibit. A montage of current sci- 
ence and engineering journals will be seen in the film when the dialogue goes: "And this is the House 
of Science today!" The Biomedical, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Geology, and 
Physics branch libraries supplied some 400 journals for the film sequence. 



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Dutch and Flemish Literary Works Are Being Collected 

William F. Roertgen, Lecturer in German, made a buying trip to Holland and Belgium last summer on 
behalf of the Library, and as a result of his work many books are being added to our collections. Mr. 
Roertgen has written, at our request, the following remarks on some of the Library s needs: 

The UCLA Library is at present acquiring works by Dutch and Flemish writers of the last century. 
As funds become available, gaps in the earlier periods will be filled in. 

Two periods of Dutch and Flemish literature, since the Middle Ages, are of importance to the student 
of European letters: the 17th century— the so-called Golden Age of Dutch literature —and the period from 
the middle of the 19th century to the present. 

Of the writers in the older period, such as Joost van den Vondel, Pieter Hooft, Jakob Cats, Constan- 
tijn Huygens, and Gerbrand Brederode, only the first is represented at UCLA by his complete works. Of 
the second era, only the works of Louis Couperus (mainly in English translation) appear in more than 
token form. Such writers as Eduard Douwes Dekker ("Multatuli"), who tried to rouse the conscience of 
his country against the maladministration in the East Indies, the "Tachtigers" (I'art pour I'art), the writers 
of social reform, the "Expressionists," the "Vitalists," and the "Humanists" of the 1920's and 30's, are 
hardly represented at all. 

The Flemish writers of the last century share the fate of their neighbors to the north. And while one 
can speak of a Flemish literature in the 19th century, the younger Flemish writers of the period after 
World War I became almost indistinguishable from the writers of the Netherlands, both in language and in 
themes. Only the works of the Flemings Felix Timmermans, Karel van de Woestijne, and Gerard Walschap 
appear in more than one or two volumes in our holdings. The writings of Hendrik Conscience, Guido 
Gezelle, Georges Rodenbach, August Vermeylen, Stijn Streuvels, Herman Teirlinck, and Paul van Ostaijen 
are mostly lacking. 

Since the writers of Dutch and Flemish literature have actively participated in the various currents 
of Continental thought (without, however, losing their national identity), no study of the intellectual his- 
tory of Europe is complete which ignores the major works of these writers. By strengthening UCLA's 
collections of such literature, the ideas and artistic expressions of the Netherlanders may become more 
widely known, understood, and appreciated. 

Rare Books Are Exhibited by Music Library 

The Music Library has prepared an exhibit of music and theoretical works of the 16th to 18th cen- 
turies, purchased under the Chancellor's program of acquiring rare and unusual materials for the Univer- 
sity Library. The exhibit may be seen in the lobby of Schoenberg Hall until April 20. 

Third Rare Book Conference Announced 

"Book Illustration" will be the topic of the third Rare Book Conference to be held by the Association 
of College and Research Libraries' Rare Book Section. The conference is scheduled for June 15 and 16 
at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, in the new University Library building. Lecture subjects in- 
clude Early Woodcuts, Baroque Books, Modern Book Illustration and Design, American and Latin Ameri- 
can Book Illustration, Authors as Illustrators, and the Cartographer's Art; and the speakers will be William 
Bostwick (Detroit Institute of Arts), Herbert Cahoon (Pierpont Morgan Library), Budd Gambee (University 
of Michigan), Lucien Goldschmidt (New York City), Mrs. Georgia Haugh (William L. Clements Library), 
Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt (H. P. Kraus), Harry Shaw Newman (Philadelphia), and Lawrence Thompson (Uni- 
versity of Kentucky Libraries). 

Further information about the conference will be available in the Department of Special Collections. 



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"Liber Librorum" Exhibited in Art Building 

Specimen pages of Liber Librorum. an international printing project initiated in 1955 in Stockholm to 
celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 42-line Gutenberg Bible, are now on display in the corridor of the 
Art Building. Leading book designers from various countries participated in the project, each printing 
either four or eight pages of text according to a prescribed format, using versions or translations of their 
choice. Each printed 1500 copies, 500 of which were offered for sale, and the remaining copies were given 
to libraries, churches, and institutions in the countries represented. The UCLA Library obtained two of 
the sets, one for the Department of Special Collections and one for the Clark Library. 

Mr. Lubetzky's Successor on Catalog Code Revision is Announced 

The March issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin carries an announcement that "Seymour Lubetzky, in- 
spiration and guiding light of catalog code revision, announced at the Midwinter meeting of the American 
Library Association his resignation as Editor to ALA's Catalog Code Revision Committee. Professor 
Lubetzky, a member of the faculty of the School of Library Service at UCLA, gave pressure of work as his 
reason for resigning. 

"Succeeding him as Editor is C. Sumner Spalding, chief of Descriptive Cataloging at the Library of 
Congress and a long-time member of the Steering Committee of the Catalog Code Revision Committee. 

Mr. Lubetzky was asked to comment on the announcement, and he says that he is happy to learn that 
Mr. Spalding has apparently been assigned by the Library of Congress to continue the work Mr. Lubetzky 
did before leaving for UCLA. "I do not know of any other person better qualified for the job or more inti- 
mately familiar with the revision and its problems than Mr. Spalding, he said, "or of any other place where 
the revision could be carried more expeditiously to a successful conclusion than the Library of Congress 
— the cradle of the revision. It is exactly what I suggested when I accepted the position at UCLA, and 
experience since that time has convinced me that I could not satisfactorily divide my time between teach- 
ing and the revision and do justice to both. 

Mr. Lubetzky has agreed to participate in the completion of the revision as a member of the Catalog 
Code Revision Steering Committee. 

Librarian's Notes 

Treasure in the Stacks: The January issue of Speculum contains an apparently unlikely article that 
should be required reading for all who handle books in a research library, whether in a rare book room, 
catalog department, or binding preparations section: "Two Recently Discovered Leaves From Old English 
Manuscripts, by Bertram Colgrave and Ann Hyde. This story of the chance discovery of two important 
11th-century parchment fragments in the binding of an undistinguished 17th-century book is, in its small 
way, akin to the lively tales in Professor Richard D. Altick's The Scholar Adventurers. More importantly, 
from my vantage point, it emphasizes the virtues of learning, curiosity, and imagination for all who work 
in libraries. As a minor participant in this exciting discovery, I consider it one of the high points in my 
professional life, and I bow gratefully to those whose wit brought it about. 



I was delighted on opening the January issue of Library Trends, which is devoted to the present state 
of periodical publishing in the United States, to find Mrs. Kirschenbaum's contribution on "Periodicals in 
the Humanities." It is most appropriate that a staff as large and talented as this one should always make 
noticeable contributions to the literature of librarianship and bibliography. 



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On April 11-13 Mr. Earl Farley, Head of the Preparations Department of the University of Kansas Li- 
brary, will return briefly to his old haunts. Mr. Farley began his library career as a student assistant, 
and an outstanding one, in UCLA's Department of Special Collections in its earliest days. More recently 
he devised and initiated the brief-listing program at Kansas, as well as several other progressive pro- 
cedures. He has kindly agreed to be with us for a few days in order to review our own brief-listing pro- 
gram which, like the daffodils, has burst into bloom during the past few days. 

R. V. 

Library 21 Selects Mignon and Greco 

Edmund Mignon, of the Interlibrary Loans section of the Reference Department, has been chosen as 
one of seventy-two librarians who will staff the "Library 21" exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair. He will 
serve during parts of May and June. Anthony Greco, former staff member here, and now head of the Ref- 
erence Department at the Library on the Santa Barbara campus, has also been selected, and will serve 
at the Fair during parts of July and August. The librarians will receive one week of intensive training 
for their duties, under the direction of Robert M. Hayes, president of Advanced Information Systems, Inc., 
of Los Angeles, and Lecturer in UCLA's School of Library Service. 

Eugene 0. Murman, 1874-1962 

Eugene 0. Murman, of Woodland Hills, died this week at the age of 87. Mr. Murman was the painter 
of hundreds of exquisite water-color studies of native California flowers and other botanical subjects, 
most of which the Library has acquired by purchase or by gift from the Friends of the UCLA Library. Our 
collection of the paintings was lent to the city of Santa Barbara for an exhibition early in 1955, and in 
March of that year a selection of pictures was shown as part of the Library's exhibit in the California In- 
ternational Flower Show at Hollywood Park. Examples of Mr. Murman's wildflower paintings have been 
displayed in the Main Library of several occasions, and were shown in the Biomedical Library last sum- 
mer. A number of his delicately colored original drawings are now displayed in the Department of Special 
Collections. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
William Conway, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Edmund Mignon, James Mink, Richard O'Brien, Helene 
Schimansky, Gordon Stone, Johanna Tallman, Esther Ve'csey, Peter Warshaw, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. 



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April 6, 1962 



THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE UNIVERSITY 

A Statement by the California Chairman of National Library Week 

April 8-14 

The part played by the public library in preparing young people for higher education has been of the 
utmost importance. The exposure to publications of general interest beyond the required study and text- 
books, has served to widen the student's range of interest, and to stimulate his searches into the mean- 
ings and mechanisms of the world about him. Over the years it has been evident that those students who 
had good public libraries nearby, and who availed themselves of their riches of human knowledge and ex- 
perience, not only arrived at the university and college level far better equipped to handle their courses, 
and to get the most out of them, but were also able to make a more solidly based choice of their life s 
work. 

Since the U.S.S.R.'s launching of Sputnik, and the demand in this country for widespread education 
cojoined with, more rigorous standards of excellence, the relationship between the public library and the 
university has completed its cycle. With the enormous increase in colleges and courses, students at the 
university level have returned by the thousands to the public libraries to utilize their resources. Some- 
times this happens because the colleges are new, their libraries not yet adequate; or perhaps the public 
library is closer to the student's home, for evening and weekend work, than his college. Sometimes the 
older established public library has been able to build, in specific areas of the arts, the social and ex- 
act sciences, a wider range of reference books. 

The education explosion that hit the United States has enormously increased the work of our elemen- 
tary, high school, university and college systems. The public libraries too have been pushed to the outer 
limits of their capacities, but they continue to play an indispensable role in helping our students become 
better prepared for higher education, and in implementing that education through the services of skilled 
librarians, and shelves packed with the precious cargo of the world's wisdom. 




Mr. Vosper and other college and university librarians in 
California have joined with Irving Stone in this statement. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Helena Kuhlmann, recently employed as Principal Library Assistant in the University Elementary 
School Library, received her Bachelor's degree in Education at USC. She has taught in the Los Angeles 
City Schools and worked as a library assistant in the Santa Monica Schools, in the Professional Library 
of the Omaha Public School system, and in the Santa Monica Public Library. 

Marilyn Wilbrecht has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Periodicals Room of the 
Reference Department. She earned her Bachelor's degree in French at UCL^A in January. 

Walther Liebenow has been reclassified from Librarian I to Librarian II in the Circulation Department. 

Kelley Cartwright, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, has been reclassified to 
to Principal Library Assistant. 

Visitors 

Neil W. Chamberlaiji, Professor of Economics at Yale University, visited the Institute of Industrial 
Relations Library on March 14, after his lecture here on "The Institutional Economics of John R. Commons. 

Tsugio Murakami, Professor of Forensic Medicine and Director of the Medical Library at Tohoku 
University, in Sendai, Japan, visited the Biomedical Library on March 19. His tour of universities is 
sponsored by the China Medical Board of New York. 

Stephen Schultheis, of the Acquisitions Department at the University Library on the Santa Barbara 
campus, visited the Department of Special Collections on March 20 to discuss our collecting of science 
fiction. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard V/ormser, booksellers of Bethel, Connecticut (Mrs. Wormser is Carola Paine), 
visited the Library on March 22 with Jake Zeitlin. 

Dorothy Drake, Librarian of Scripps College, William Eshelman, Librarian of Los Angeles State Col- 
lege and Editor of the California Librarian. Evelyn Huston, Assistant Librarian of the California Institute 
of Technology and President of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section of CLA, and 
Benjamin Whitten, Librarian of Whittier College and President of the Southern Division of CURLS, visited 
the Library School on March 28 to hear Robert Hayes describe plans for the Library 21 exhibit at Seattle, 
opening this month, and later to discuss plans for a joint meeting of CURLS and the College and Univer- 
sities group of the Pacific Northwest Library Association, in Vancouver, next August, which will be ad- 
dressed by Mr. Hayes. 

President Clark Kerr and John D. French, Director of the Brain Research Institute, accompanied by 
Dean L. M. K. Boelter and Vice-Chairman Vilendell E. Mason of the Department of Engineering, were shown 
about the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library by Mrs. Tallman on March 28. 

Aubrey Menen, writer, of Rome, visited the Library on March 30 with John V/eaver, staff writer for 
Holiday, and William Johnson, former Time correspondent, now a member of the Journalism department. 

Miss Ackermcn's Eastern Trip 

Page Ackerman spent two weeks in March on a business and vacation trip to the east coast, where 
she visited the new undergraduate libraries at Simmons and Rutgers, interviewed library school students 
at those schools and at Chapel Hill, and met with former staff members William Bellin and Neal Harlow. 
She reports great interest in our Library's expansion plans and in the Library School's emphasis on full- 
time enrollment in classes by its students. 



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Plans for development of UCLA's "North Campus," in which the new research library building is to be 
situated, have recently been revealed by the Office of Architects and Engineers. The scale model illus- 
trated here will be on display in the Main Library during construction of the Library. All of the buildings 
shown in the model are scheduled to be completed by the spring of 1964. They are (1) Social Sciences (un- 
der construction), (2) North Campus Library, Unit I (construction to start this month), (3) Art (construction 
to begin next November), (4) Theater Arts (nearing completion), (5) Business Administration (completed), 
and (6) Business Administration Library and U'estern Data Processing Center (completed). 

In the next issue of the Librarian, news of groundbreaking of the Library building. 



Theater Arts Library Books Are Moved 

The Theater Arts Library moved last month into new quarters in Room 130, Building 3U (yet another 
temporary building). Its old home, temporary building 3B, will soon be torn down to make way for con- 
struction of the new North Campus Library. 

Production books, theses, unbound materials, and books on motion pictures, television, and radio will 
be housed in the new Theater Arts Library for the next three or four years. Books on theater, including 
plays, are being transferred to the Main Library where they will be available to borrowers within twenty- 
four hours after requests are submitted. Moving of the theater books should be completed about July 1. 



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Books and Correspondence of Vachel Lindsay Are Given to the Library 

Dean Powell, whose bibliophilic contacts seem to be endless, continues his good offices for the l-,i- 
brary. A ninety-three year old lady, a Cornell classmate of his mother, wrote him recently that she 
would like to give the Library her materials relating to Vachel Lindsay, the American poet. 

The lady is Mrs. Wilhelm Miller, of San Pedro, and the collection, now in the Department of Special 
Collections, consists of a small but choice group of letters; a presentation copy to the Millers of The 
Village Magazine (March, 1911; only number issued) with holograph annotations; a copy of Vision (Spring, 
1912) having an article by Lindsay entitled "The New Localism" with his illustrations, and with numer- 
ous holograph and typescript poems mounted on the other pages; a presentation copy of his Rhymes to Be 
Traded For Bread; Lindsay's copy of his The Art of the Moving Picture (New York, 1915), with copious 
annotations and corrections; and a number of newspaper clippings and ephemeral items relating to the 
author. 

Mr. and Mrs. Miller were great friends of Lindsay, and he stayed with them several times when he 
was reading his poems in IJrbana, where Mr. Miller, a professor at the University of Illinois, was living. 
In one of his letters of 1913 Lindsay wrote, 

I like the Idea of Poems on street-car transfers. Not so strong for chewing-gum. But I 
might get the local confectioner to wrap his candy with small sweet verses. And I am not so 
sure but what verses on daily Bread and meat isn't a good idea. I am afraid you have started 
me sir. That is just exactly my kind of thing, and I dearly love to make my home town [Spring- 
field, Illinois J wiggle. For so tough a town its sense of propriety is amazing. That is the joy 
of it. Always shocked again when I break out in a new place. 

Such engaging thoughts are found throughout the letters. "People at his readings were continually 
pestering Vachel about his name," said Mrs. Miller in a letter to Dean Powell. "Was it a family name? 
Was it an Indian name? Finally he gave up and let them sentimentalize. Yes, it's native Injun— means 
Man with two Shirts.' He really had no idea why his mother named him 'Vachel' and cared less." 

In Print 

Mr. Vosper has written the lead article for the Spring number of The Book Collector, "Rare Books in 
Redbrick Cases, an account of his observations on the collections of rare books and manuscripts in the 
British university libraries "outside the hallowed and charted centres of Oxford, Cambridge, and London." 
His tour of university libraries took him to Exeter, Birmingham, Sheffield, Hull, Southampton, Reading, 
Leicester, Bangor, Durham, Nottingham, Keele, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle upon 
Tyne, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews. "Almost everywhere I went," he concludes, "I 
was impressed with the forceful progress and good taste displayed in the several libraries. I was also 
aware of the beginnings of broad-scale co-operative effort, such as the plan to preserve the commoner 
English books printed between 1600 and 1800. . . Already their rare books and other special holdings 
merit the systematic reporting that a Munby could provide rather than these incomplete reflections of a 
mere tourist." 

Later in the same number is an article by Roger E. Stoddard, of Brown University Library, on Dashiell 
Hammett, the thirty -first in a series on "Some Uncollected Authors;" Mr. Stqddard credits the assistance 
given by Philip Durham, Associate Professor of English at UCLA, who compiled the bibliography. The 
Boys in the Black Mask, issued last year for the Library's exhibit of hard-boiled detective fiction by the 
Black Mask writers. 

Everett Moore has written for the April issue of Frontier, under the title "Freedom to Read: The 
Trial of a Book in Los Angeles," a summary of some of the highlights of conflicting "expert" testimony 
in the court action over sale of Tropic of Cancer, which resulted in the conviction of a Hollywood book- 
seller. The article also appears in the ALA Bulletin for April. 



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Elizabeth Dixon's article on "Oral History: A New Horizon" appears in the Library Journal for April 
1. Mrs. Dixon, described here as "the first Oral History Librarian in the United States," discusses the 
purposes of the oral history approach to scholarship and examines some of the advantages and problems 
of recording interviews. 

James Mink continues "The UCLA Story" in the March issue of the UCLA Alumni Magazine. He 
treats the period of post-war expansion, from 1945 to 1950, a time of major growth for the University in 
physical plant, enrollment, new faculty, and added academic programs. Among the illustrations for this 
installment are a photograph of the construction of the Library's east wing, and several pictures of the 
first structure on campus, the bridge across the arroyo, which became, with the filling in of the arroyo, 
a roadway across a storage space. 

Dean Powell is represented in the same issue with his "One Hundred Paperbacks for the Library of 
a Sophisticated Family," a briefly annotated list which earlier appeared in the New York Times Book Re- 
view. 

Library School Student Tracks Down Ponizzi Report 

As a result of quick action by one of its students, William R. Cagle, the School of Library Service is 
to receive a copy of the most important "assigned reading" in its cataloging course. This is, of course, 
the work entered as: Gt. Brit. Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Constitution and Government 
of the British Museum. Report . . . with minutes of evidence. . . , 1850, more conveniently referred to as 
the "Panizzi Report. Since every student is required to read a considerable number of pages from this 
work (it has 823 folio pages of fine print) and is encouraged to read beyond the minimum, the fact that 
UCLA owns only one printed copy and another on microcards makes the assignment difficult. 

Mr. Cagle, a bibliographer at the Huntington Library, had access to his Library's copy at any time, 
but he did not forget our need for additional copies. He describes the events of March 23-24 as follows: 

Before going home in the evening I stopped in Mr. Dougan's secretary's office on the way 
to my own. There, on a shelf with a number of other books, was a large folio volume in blue 
paper wrappers which I immediately suspected to be the Panizzi Report. And sure enough, it 
was. [By the end of the first semester, SLS students are able to recognize this volume at any 
distance.] It turned out to be a duplicate copy [formerly shelved in the late Mr. Robert Schad's 
office] which had been bought by Mr. John Swingle of the Alta California Bookshop in Berkeley 
from the Huntington. I was sick! 

The next morning I asked about and discovered that Mr. Swingle had been at the Library 
with Ed Carpenter of the Library staff. So I contacted Mr. Carpenter and he told me that Mr. 
Swingle was still in town. We called his hotel but he was out, so we called the bookstore 
closest to the hotel — Dawson's — and found him! I pleaded the Library School's case as elo- 
quently as I could and asked that he quote the School a price on the Report before putting it in 
his shop. Mr. Swingle told me that he had bought the Report to read - again my heart fell - but 
that when he had finished with it he would be happy to present it to the School. With that I at- 
tempted to express some sort of coherent statement of thanks, though by this point the excite- 
ment of the chase had rather befuddled my wits. It wound up with Mr. Swingle saying that he 
would send the Report on to Dr. Powell in time for resumption of School in September and allow- 
ing me the sweet pleasure of bringing the good news to SLS. 

Serious consideration of increasing the number of "required" pages of reading will be postponed un- 
til at least one more copy is found for the collection. And the School Would also like to acquire a copy 
of the separately published index. 



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New Circulation Controls Being Planned 

The Circulation Department has operated with its present system for more than thirty years and, with 
the growth of the University, has had to cope with a great increase in the circulation of books. Ihere 
were signs of pressure on the circulation system some years ago, but until the present time there existed 
no adequate system of mechanized control which could take the place of the standard "two card" circula- 
tion system. 

A number of libraries have used IBM punch card equipment to handle circulation processes. The 
Montclair, New Jersey, Public Library has a highly mechanized system, but each borrower and each book 
has a punched identification card which produces a charge record. Without the punched card for the book, 
their system would be of no value to us. The UCLA collection is too large to consider producing, by 
present-day methods, a punched card record for every volume. 

Donald Black's Library Operations Survey, working with James Cox and his Circulation staff, has 
now devised a new method of circulation control by the use of IBM punch cards. The system will enable 
the charge file to be maintained entirely by machine methods. Books will be discharged in seconds, all 
existing charge files can be combined into one, and overdues can be checked by machine methods. If 
overdue notices are prepared by photographic devices, original charge records can be filed back into the 
charge file by machine within a very short time. 

The IBM system can take the place of activities now costing some $20,000 each year, Mr. Black says. 
The cost of the machine system should be significantly less, resulting in overall net savings. Good use 
can be made of any displaced personnel by shifting them to other circulation operations, many of which 
are in need of additional manpower. 

Much remains to be done to organize the system, he says. The first step, however, has been taken: 
an announcement has been received from Chancellor Murphy's office that the funds necessary for machine 
rentals have been guaranteed. Target date for implementation of the system is August 1962. Between 
now and then card forms must be designed, operating details worked out, problems resolved, and the en- 
tire system run in simulation. 

While the machinery for our intended system is justified by its use for circulation purposes, it will 
not be operated by the Circulation Department during the entire working day. Thus, it will give us ma- 
chinery within the Library with which to experiment in the mechanization of other functions — serials rec- 
ords, invoice processing, payroll production, and the like. 

If the new circulation system fulfills our expectations, we will have developed a valuable tool for 
other libraries of similar size and problems. This system is not, however, the ultimate in circulation con- 
trol, Mr. Black points out. We look forward to the new North Campus Library and an even better, more 
sophisticated system which we hope might be developed to the point where it can go into operation at the 
same time the move is made into the new building. Contrary to the Fry Report, the Library Operations 
Survey believes that the future lies not in photography but in magnetic storage. The punch card system 
which we hope to implement this summer is only a step along the way. 

About "Library 21" 

"Library 21 ," the American Library Association's exhibit at Seattle's World's Fair, was described 
in some detail in the Sunday Los Angeles Times, March 25, by Dick Turpin, Education F.ditor, who refer- 
red to it as "the central educationally valuable aspect of the fair." Other concepts important to learning, 
he said, will be the World of Tomorrow and the World of Science exhibits. 

Last week, Robert Hayes, Lecturer in the School of Library Service, who will conduct the training 
program for the 72 librarians who will staff the library exhibit, described the plans for the exhibit to the 
students of the school. 



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Master Watercolori st of California Flora 

On a Sunday afternoon near the end of each November a privileged few have had a preview of Eugene 
Murman's paintings of the year to be followed by a second viewing in December when the collection was 

delivered to the UCLA Library. 
Each year as Mr. Murman grew older 
the watercolors improved in quality 
but did not decrease in quantity. 
At the time of his death on Saturday, 
March 17, 1962, he lacked just a 
month of being 88 years old and had 
deposited in Special Collections at 
the UCLA Library 521 watercolors 
of California native plants. 





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Eugene Otto Walter Murman was 
a remarkable man whose broad in- 
terests reflected his varied back- 
ground. He was born on April 18, 
1874, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the 
son of a Finnish-Lutheran pastor. 
His father had graduated in medicine 
and theology and his mother was 
a musician. Eugene was the oldest 
of three sons, one of whom died in 
infancy. The two brothers roamed the countryside of the Keltos-Rabowa Parish, and Eugene developed 
early an interest in flowers, birds, butterflies, and nature photography. 

After graduation from the College of St. Peter and the Academy of Art in St. Petersburg, Eugene worked 
as a Russian and German correspondent and translator for a large bridge and machine shop in Helsinki, 
and later as a clerk for a manufacturer's agent in St. Petersburg. Soon he joined the foreign exchange de- 
partment of the Russian Commercial and Industrial Bank where he worked until 1905. In 1902 he married 
Emily Margaret Jansohn, and their first son, Arvid, was born in St. Petersburg in 1903. During these years 
in St. Petersburg, Murman's interest in natural history continued; he collected plants and butterflies and 
grew orchids in a glasshouse which he constructed in his home. 

In 1905 the unrest in Russia convinced Eugene and Margaret that they should leave Russia. Eugene 
came to the United States but was disappointed because banking ways were so different in New York that 
he was unable to find a position. He decided to become trained in a different line of work and returned 
to Hildesheim, Germany, where he took a course in commercial art. In 1906 he left Germany for San Fran- 
cisco, but upon arrival in New York he was greeted with headlines telling of the great San Francisco earth- 
quake and he changed his destination to Los Angeles. Here he soon obtained a position as a commercial 
artist and shortly became head designer for the California Furniture Company which was later absorbed by 
W. & J. Sloane. He was joined by his wife and son and later by his mother and half sister. In 1913 a 
second son, Edwin, was born. 

For thirty-four years he spent his days drawing interiors and designing furniture, draperies, rugs, and 
wrought-iron work. During his free hours and on holidays he worked on his natural history collections. 
He soon had a fine butterfly collection and became familiar with the plants and birds of his adopted state. 
His collection of hand-colored lantern slides was used to illustrate lectures on the \^ild Flowers of Cali- 
fornia, Butterflies of the \^orld. Mimicry, Orchids of the World, Insectivorous Plants, and Birds of Paradise. 
These colored slides are now in the Hancock Foundation 'at the University of Southern California and are 
used to illustrate an annual series of lectures. He also prepared and published privately two volumes on 
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In 1938 his wife Margaret died. His many projects enabled him to carry on through the sad days after 
her departure, and in the following year he and his son took a trip to the east coast, checking the slides 
with the collections of Birds of Paradise at museums in the east. 

Karly in 1940 he married Rosaleen Margaret Meek, a graduate librarian who shared his interest in 
natural history, and they began the project to make watercolors of the California flora. Ihis joint endeavor 
took them on frequent collecting trips to various parts of the state and resulted in an active correspond- 
ence with botanists, forest rangers, and park naturalists, all of whom cooperated by sending living speci- 
mens in flower and fruit and assisting in the identification of the plants. Mr. Murman made color notes 
and preliminary sketches in the field and took black-and-white photographs of the fresh specimens for form 
and size, while Mrs. Murman took many color photographs of the plants in their native habitats. With the 
aid of the field notes and photographs as well as the dried specimens, Mr. Murman produced the outstand- 
ing series of watercolors in his studio at home. His work received wide recognition, and just before his 
death he completed copies of four of the paintings for the collection of botanical art at the Hunt Botani- 
cal Library at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. 

Mr. Murman s watercolors were prepared in the tradition of Curlis's Botanical Magazine, showing the 
details of a branch and enlarged paintings of the flowers, fruit, and other diagnostic parts. The illustra- 
tions are scientifically accurate as well as being works of art. Some years ago a series of the trees and 
more important shrubs were reproduced on 35 mm kodachrome to be used as transparencies in the Forestry 
Building on the Berkeley campus and to be distributed for teaching purposes to a number of colleges in 
the state. The demand for sets of the kodachromes has exceeded the supply and duplicates have had to 
be made. Many of the same kodachromes were used for the illustrations in Woodbridge Metcalf's little 
book on the Native Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region. 

His contributions to two universities were recognized by many lectures and in a number of public dis- 
plays of his work during his lifetime. His friends treasure his many exquisite Christmas cards, each of 
which was an original from his hand. (See illustration.) Those who were privileged to know him will 
cherish the memory of his enthusiasm and the stories which went with each new painting. 

Mildred F. Mathias 

Associate Professor of Botany 

(Several friends of the family, at Mrs. Murman' s suggestion, have been sending contributions to the 
UCLA Library in lieu of flowers. These funds uill be used in the Department of Special Collections to 
acquire unusual examples of botanical illustration, as an amplification of the Eugene O. Murman Archive. 
A memorial exhibition of selected paintings by Mr. Murman may be seen in the Department of Special Col- 
lections. ) 

Washington Student Is Here for Field Work 

Mrs. Marjorie Pirtle, a student in the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, began 
her field work assignment in the Reference Department at UCLA on March 26 and will be here through 
April 18. She will visit other departments and branches of the Library, and will tour other libraries in 
the Los Angeles area. 

Mrs. Pirtle graduated from the University of Washington with a major in general literature in English, 
French, and German. She has had library experience in the Olympic Junior College Library and has worked 
as a general assistant in the English Branch of the Library at the University of Washington, l^ast summer 
she served as a children's librarian with the King County Public Library, traveling throughout the county 
on a bookmobile. She received the Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship for library work with children upon 
entering the School of labrarianship. 



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Sturge Moore: "A Tradition of Wholeness and Resolution" 

Books and prints by Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944), a collection of more than sixty volumes as 
well as many prints and ephemera assembled and lent by Charles B. GuUans, Assistant Professor of 
English, will be exhibited in the Main Library until May 14. Shown with the collection will be a group of 
original correspondence from the Library's Harold Monro Collection between Sturge Moore and Monro, of 
the Poetry Bookshop in London. 

Sturge Moore was an Englishman who, according to Frederick L. Cwynn, his biographer, "found his 
way from the brambles of Victorian Art for Art's Sake to the thinly populated high plateau where the Greek 
tradition of wholeness and resolution has come to rest." He was active in several artistic fields —as a 
poet, a critic of art and literature, a wood-engraver, a dramatist, and a stage-designer. 

Despite the acclaim of poets such as Yeats and Pound and critics such as Desmond MacCarthy and 
Yvor Winters, he has never received wide acclaim. Our exhibit attempts in a small way to recognize his 
place in the world of letters and arts. 

"Paperbacks, Popular Reading, and Public Libraries" 

James D. Hart, Acting Director of Berkeley's Bancroft Library, will speak this Wednesday, at 4 p.m., 
in HB 1200, on "Paperbacks, Popular Reading, and Public Libraries." His lecture is presented by the 
University Library in recognition of National Library Week. Professor Hart, Professor of English on the 
Berkeley campus, is a renowned bibliographer and historian of American literature. 

Dickens Exhibition Will Open at San Fernando 

San Fernando Valley State College will present a sesquicentennial birthday exhibition of works by 
and about Charles Dickens, on April 12 and 13, and from April 23 to May 15, jointly sponsored by the 
English Department, the Library, and the Associated Students. The exhibit, one of the most comprehen- 
sive ever assembled on the West Coast, has been designed by Harry Stone, of the College's Department 
of English, to elucidate the life and art of Dickens, and to show the subsequent influence of his writings. 
The UCLA Library will contribute to the showing by the loan of a number of rare items. The Dickens ex- 
hibition, in the Fine Arts Building, will be open to the public at no charge. 

Reference Aids Are Supplied by BA Library 

The Business Administration Library has issued for its patrons an experimental series of mimeo- 
graphed reference aids on "Methods and Materials of Research," "How to Find Journals and Newspapers 
in the UCLA Business Library," "Guides and Indexes to Government Publications for Business Adminis- 
tration Students," "Guides to How-to-Write-a-Term-Paper," and "Library of Congress Classification Out- 
line Pertinent to Business and Economics." Increased interest in serious use of the BA Library has been 
stimulated by Charlotte Georgi's lectures on research methods and materials, given to classes of Profes- 
sors Case, Keithley, Thompson, and Titchenal, of the School of Business Administration, and Professor 
Horn, of the School of Library Service. 

On Thomas Shaw's Retirement at LC 

A warmly appreciative note on Ihomas S. Shaw, who retired from the Library of Congress on Febru- 
ary 28 (he was a visiting lecturer in the UCLA Library School last summer), was published in the LC 
Information Bulletin, March 5. He had served in the Library since 1930, and since 1953 had been Head 
of the Public Reference Section of the General Reference and Bibliography Division. I here he had "de- 
voted himself entirely to reader service," the Bulletin said, and "established thereby an extensive reputa- 



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tion as an authority on reference materials and their use by readers." Mr. Shaw plans to remain in Wash- 
ington, "where he can avail himself of the Library's resources in pursuing bibliographical projects." 

Librarian's Notes 

The Library's Periodicals Room might well enter into contract with the magazine section in the Stu- 
dent Union store looking toward a division of labor. Several people in recent months have suggested that 
the display of current magazines available for sale in the store ought to be increased in number, variety, 
and quality. Happily enough this is working out, because now you can buy if you wish the recent issues 
not only of Mad Magazine, Life, and Sports Illustrated. There are also copies of 1 he London Magazine, 
The Virginia Quarterly Review, Modem Drama, The American Scholar, Theater Arts, The Paris Review, 
Trace, and many another lively and creative journal. 

This is a wonderfully optimistic development for the UCLA community because magazines of this 
sort are very hard to find in magazine stands and book shops in almost any major city. The last time I 
was in New York City 1 thought I never would find a chance to buy the then current issue of Encounter. 
Certainly, University students should have an opportunity regularly to buy such magazines. And this is 
where a division of labor seems needed. What we ought to do in the Periodicals Room is let our readers 
know that they can buy their own copies of many unusual magazines in the Student Union store. And then 
perhaps somehow the store can gently suggest to its users that if they merely want to read and don't in- 
tend to buy, they ought to come over to the Library. As it is now, it's almost impossible to get up to the 
racks to buy a magazine because of the readers leaning against the shelves. Maybe we need a mutual 
sign: Browse in the Library, Buy in the Bookstore. 

R. V. 

Reckoned in the Thousands 

Reference librarians recall but one reiterated query for the day: "Where is the book sale?" In the 
Quiet Reading Room, of course. And so student after student was sent to join the thousands of eager 
ones who patiently waited in queues on Wednesday and Thursday for the chance to examine and purchase 
books from the 8,000 duplicates offered for sale. At 48 cents each (plus tax), total sales were soon 
reckoned in the thousands of dollars; few came away empty-handed, and a great many claimed the limit 
of ten for a customer. This surprising (and heartening) response from our book-loving students has already 
set some librarians dreaming of grander book sales to come. 



bCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Elizabeth Baughman, Donald Black, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Edwin Kaye, Helene 
Schimansky, Wilbur Smith, Johanna Tallman, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. 



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North Campus Library Construction Begins 

"Formal groundbreaking for the North Campus Research Library will not take place until next week, 
but construction began officially on April 9 with demolition of temporary structures and clearing of the 
site, and excavation is now well under way. The construction schedule calls for completion of Unit 1 
during the first week of October, 1963. An additional two months may be required to install shelving and 
furniture. Moving of the book collections and the service and processing departments will be done during 
the Christmas recess in December 1963 or between the Fall and Spring semesters, in January 1964. 

The Library is being constructed in three units. Unit 1, the largest, will have about three-fourths of 
the floor space of the present building. Units 2 and 3, to be added on the west, will bring the total build- 
ing to almost one and three-fourths the size of our present one. Unit 2 is expected to be ready in 1967, 
and Unit 3 in 1970. Space in the building will be fully adaptable, so that adjustments and relocations can 
be made as additional units are constructed. 

The site is north and east of the Humanities Building and north and west of the Social Sciences Build- 
ing, now under construction. The entrance portico will face south across a court to be developed between 
the Home Economics Building and the Library. 

Unit 1 will provide for about 900,000 volumes and 1,500 readers on its six floors. The ground floor 
will contain the Catalog and Acquisitions departments, including the bindery preparation section and the 



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receiving room, the staff room, offices for subject bibliographers, the book copying service, and a large 
reading room with adjoining conference and typing rooms. 

On the main floor there will be a spacious lobby and exhibit area, the main card catalog, the Refer- 
ence and Circulation departments, the Periodicals-Serials department, tiie Librarian's offices, and an at- 
tractive readers waiting area, near the loan desk. 

The second floor will include the graduate reserve room, a microfilm reading room, an outdoor read- 
ing terrace overlooking the court of the social sciences, faculty studies and student reading areas, and 
book stacks. The upper tliree floors will consist primarily of book stacks, with student study carrels 
around the periphery and interspersed in the stacks. F.acli of these floors will also have a number of fac- 
ulty studies and student typing stations. 

The building will be fully air-conditioned, with stepped ceiling heights on each level, varying from 
nine to eleven feet. The exterior wall on the lower three floors will be floor-to-ceiling glass. On the up- 
per three floors window panels sixteen inches wide will alternate with thirty-inch ceramic panels. Kach 
study carrel on the periphery of the upper stack floors will be located in front of a window. Solar gray 
glass, a light-diffusing and heat protective medium, will be used throughout the building. On the lower 
three floors, vertical Venetian blinds will be installed for added protection against direct sunlight. Gen- 
erous use of wood paneling will be a dominant feature of the building. 

The Library will be equipped with a vertical book conveyor which will deliver books from any one 
floor to another, an internal pneumatic tube system for transmitting call slips, three public elevators and 
one staff and service elevator, and an interlibrary pneumatic book tube large enough to transmit several 
octavo volumes or one large bound periodical between service departments and storage areas in the pres- 
ent building and the loan desk in the new building. Because of the limited space in Unit 1 of the North 
Campus Library, the Government Publications Moom, the Department of Special Collections, the Oriental 
Library, and the newspt per collection will remain temporarily in the present building. 

The main and ground floors of the new building will be available to all people on campus, but use of 
the upper floors will be limited to faculty and graduate students, through controlled access to stairs and 
elevators. Undergraduate students will have access to the research collection through the paging system 
at the loan desk or upon special issuance of stack passes. 

Exit from the building will be controlled by turnstiles at the main entrance. Six stations will be em- 
ployed at peak periods for combined charging and checking operations. 

Book stacks will be free-standing on fifty-two-inch centers, to provide thirty-four inch aisles, with 
eighteen-inch ranges. They will be of standard height, with end panels. Fluorescent lighting fixtures in 
the ceiling will run at right angles to the shelves to provide maximum illumination and flexibility for ad- 
justment of aisle widths or location of shelving. 

Executive Architects for the building are A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons and Associates. 
The Project Architect is Robert Ross, of the University Office of Architects and Engineers. Paul Miles, 
who has general responsibility for library building programs on the campus, has represented the Library's 
interests in the planning of the building, and has been assisted by the Chancellor's Library Building Com- 
mittee composed of James Cox, Hugh Dick (Department of English), Rudolf Engelbarts, Thomas Jenkin 
(Department of Political Science), Norah Jones, William Matthews (Chairman, Senate Library Committee), 
Everett Moore, Richard O'Brien, and Wilbur Smith. Keyes D. Metcalf, former Librarian of Harvard Univer- 
sity, is the Library's Building Consultant. 

Planning for alterations to the present Library building is well advanced, so that work can begin as 
soon as Unit 1 of the new Library is ready. 



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Ortelius Atlas Acquired for Special Collections 

A recent acquisition of the Department of Special Collections is a fine copy of the 1579 edition of 
the TheatTum Orbis Terrarum, compiled and edited by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) and printed by Chris- 
topher Plantin in Antwerp. This work, the first general atlas of the world, appeared in a limited number 
of copies in the first edition of May 20, 1570, and it was published in a second edition in the same year. 
Thereafter, numerous versions in several languages followed until the last edition was published in 1612. 
Our copy has 93 hand-colored maps (one of which is shown here) with accompanying text in Latin, and it 
includes a collection of maps of ancient history and geography which Ortelius introduced in this edition. 




The study of modern cartography began with this atlas. Ortelius, second only to Gerard Mercator 
among the Dutch cartographers who were to dominate the field of map making for many years, became in- 
terested in collecting, mounting, and selling maps, and after his meeting with Mercator in 1560, turned 
his attention to the study of scientific geography. The circumstances which led to the compilation of the 
atlas are set forth in a letter dated July 25, 1603, by Radermacher, a friend of Ortelius, to the latter's 
nephew Jacob Cools: 

My master [Aegidius Hooftman, a well-known merchant of Antwerp] though not a man of 
letters himself, had a great esteem for literature, for scholars, and for the arts. . . In nautical 
experience he surpassed the Antwerp merchants of his time. . . He also bought all the geo- 
graphical maps that could be had . . . but as the unrolling of the large maps of that time proved 
to be very inconvenient, I suggested to obviate this difficulty by binding as many small maps as 
could be had together in a book which might easily be handled. Hence the task was entrusted to 
me, and through me to Ortelius, of obtaining from Italy and France as many maps as could be 
found printed on one sheet of paper. In this way originated a volume of about thirty maps which 
is still in the possession of Hooftman's heirs, and its use proved to be so convenient that it in- 
duced our friend Abraham to extend its benefit to scholars in general, and to collect the maps of 
the best authors in a volume of uniform size. 



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Personnel Notes 

Thomas Higdon, Assistant Head Cataloger in the Hioniedical [library, has been reclassified from I -i- 
brariaii I to L^ibrarian II. 

Mrs. Fern Shi^aki, Principal Library Assistant in the Oriental Library, lias been (granted a leave of 
absence for the summer to visit her parents in Japan. 

Michiko Kiyohara has been reclassified from Clerk to Principal Library Assistant in the Oriental Li- 
brary. She has studied at Tsuda Collef^e, in Japan, Mills College, Columbia University, and UCLA, where 
she earned her bachelor's degree in Art History last year. 

Airs. Helen Barton has resigned as Principal Library Assistant in the College Library, and will move 
to Riverside. 

Mrs. Barbara Kelly, Administrative Assistant in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, 
has transferred to the Cliancellor s Office to work on a special assignment. 

Visitors 

University Llemenlary School Library visitors have included Ruth Robinson, Western llegional Li- 
brarian of the Los Angeles Public Library (she met with each upper grade class for a story-telling pro- 
gram), and Margaret McElderry and Nancy Ouint, Children's Book Lditors of llarcourt, IJrace and World, 
and Charles Scribner and Sons, respectively. 

Shokin Furuta, Professor of Indian Philosophy at Hokkaido University, in Japan, visited the Oriental 
Library on March 29. 

Koji Saito, Managing Director of the Toyo Keizai Shimpo Sha, Ltd., of Tokyo, and ten other execu- 
tives of leading Japanese publishing firms visited the Oriental Library on April 2. The group, calling 
itself the Periodical Publishing Study Team, is touring the United States to observe techniques of man- 
agement and production by American publishers. 

Orvis (llarolde O. ) Ross, pianist and composer of Rochester, Minnesota, visited the Department of 
Special ('oUections on April 6. 

Max D. Adjarian, bookbinder, of Mission, Kansas, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
April 6. 

Richard Palcanis, Head Cataloger, and Martin Dickstein, Acquisitions Librarian, both of the Univer- 
sity of Nevada Library, visited the Catalog Dejiartment on April 10. 

Professor James D. Hart, of the Fierkeley campus, visited the Main Library and the I'.nglish Reading 
Room before his lecture, on April IL 

Rudolf Lednirky, Slavic Librarian in the Acquisitions Department on the Berkeley cam|)us, and Karol 
Maichel, Slavic Librarian of the Hoover Institution at Stanford, visited the Library on A|)ril 16 and 17. 

Mrs. Miriam Malley, Head of Technical Processes at Stanislaus State College Library, in Turlock, 
visited the Library on April 17. 

Yoshisahuro Yamasaki, Professor of Economics at Kobe University, and Tsutomu Yoshida, of the 
Maruzen Petroleum Company, visited the Oriental Library on April 18. Professor Yamasaki was invited 
by the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, of New York, to make a study of land problems in the United 
States. 



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A Book from Dawson's Malibu 



The Sea is not the largest book written by Dean Lawrence Clark Powell. Nor can we say it is not 
the smallest, for catalogers will report that it stands 4'/2 cm. high, and the number of pages is eight. 

"About 200 copies" were printed by Wm. M. Cheney, bound by Bela Blau, and pub- 
lished by Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles, in 1962. The price is shown on 
the dust jacket to be $4.00. The place of publication is said on the title page (il- 
lustrated full size) to be "Malibu," interestingly enough. The size of the type used 
in the text, if we are not mistaken, is 5 point, or Pearl. 




And Two More 

Dean Powell has contributed a Foreword to the beautiful new printing by the Ward Ritchie Press of 
the late Edwin Corle's Death Valley and the Creek Called Furnace. The new edition, taken from his 
Desert Country, 1941, has 32 plates from desert photographs by Ansel Adams. 

A short list of books on the sea coast, the mountains, and the desert has been compiled by Mr. Powell 
for the booklet 52 Vacations a Year: A Ford Times Pocket Guide to America's Western Southland, edited 
by Irene Cornell Taylor. 



Nude, Recumbent, Xerox'd 

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Compliments on Mink Series 

James Mink's series of articles on the history of UCLA, in the UCLA Alumni Magazine, has been 
winning many compliments. "A world of praise should go to Author Mink. . ," an alumnus writes in a 
letter to the Editor, published in the April issue. Number 7, next to last in his series, appears in this 
issue. 



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Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture is Announced 

This year's Zeitlin and Ver lirugge Lecture on Bibliography, sponsored by the School of Library Ser- 
vice, will be given at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening. May 10, in BAF, 147, by William A. Jackson, Librarian 
of the Houghton Library and Professor of Bibliography, Harvard University, under the title "Bibliography 
and Literary Studies. 

Mr. Jackson is no stranger in Southern California. He was a South Pasadena High School classmate 
of Dean Powell and Ward Hitciiie, and has often returned to pursue research on Llizabethan books at the 
Huntington Library. 

Mr. Jackson's bent toward bibliography began at Williams College when he was influenced by Lucy 
Eugenia Osborne, curator of the Chapin Library, the position now held by H. Richard Archer. He became 
private librarian to Carl H. Pforzheimer, and the three-volume catalogue he compiled of that great collec- 
tion of early English literature is one of the bibliographical monuments of our time. 

In 1938 Keyes Metcalf brought Mr. Jackson to Harvard. The Houghton Library was the result of this 
brilliant appointment. The annual reports of accessions to the Houghton, written by Jackson over the 
past twenty years, can be described in a word: fabulous. For many years Mr. Jackson has been engaged 
with F. S. Ferguson of London on a revision of the Short-Title Catalogue, in the course of which he is 
examining every known early F.nglish printed book. Mr. Jackson is a past president of the Bibliographi- 
cal Society of America and is the Honorary Secretary for the United States of the Bibliographical Society 
(London). 

Add to this the fact that William A. Jackson is a fluent and graceful speaker, and S.lt.O. can be pre- 
dicted for the evening of May 10. 

Invasion of the Librar'es 

The metropolitan press look some note last week of the phenomenon of young people working hard 
in the libraries on campus in spite of good holiday weather. The Times reported that "not every young 
student was out worshipping the sand, sun and sensuality. 

liike the well-publicized Easter week invasions of Balboa, Palm Springs, and Avalon, the invasion 
of the libraries "poses an enormous challenge," the paper said. But it reported that the Library staff 
were "facing it with dedication and good humor. 

All services of the campus libraries felt the effect of the heavy demands for books and assistance 
both from our own students and from students of other colleges. Concerning Circulation Department ac- 
tivity alone, Mr. Cox reports that 17,378 volumes were circulated during eight days, an increase of 48.8 
per cent over last year's Spring recess (circulation of books limited to use in the Library increased 60.2 
per cent), and that books were borrowed at the rate of 248 each hour. Circulation of books on Monday and 
Tuesday —3,391 and 3,017, respectively —broke all previous daily records. 

Staff Activities 

Everett Moore addressed the Ethical Culture Society of West Los Angeles last Sunday on "Tlie Free- 
dom to Read. 

Paul Crost, student assistant in the Serials Section of the Acquisitions Department, has been selec- 
ted as one of fifteen UCLA students to study at the University of Bordeaux next year in the University 
of California's overseas education program. 

Karl Tani, student assistant in the Business Administration l^ibrary, formerly of the Main and Art 
Libraries, will be a member of the Project India team this summer. 



April 27, 1962 93 

"Occupational Medicine" Exhibited at Biomedical Library 

"Man, Medicine, and Work: A Survey of Occupational Medicine, an exhibit in the Biomedical Library, 
will be displayed througli April 29. Man's occupations, from the time he began to use pebble stones un- 
til his present flights in space, have involved hazards to his wellbeing, and a series of fifty panels in 
the exhibit illustrate some of these occupations and hazards, as well as portraits of pioneers in occupa- 
tional medicine. Additional materials in the exhibit cases are devoted to clinical aspects of occupational 
diseases. 

The exhibit was prepared by Jean S. Felton and Julia Newman, of the Division of Industrial Medicine, 
and Donald Read, of the Biomedical Library. 

Two Meetings: One Subject 

Tomorrow morning the Spring Meeting of the Southern District of the College, University and Research 
Libraries Section of Cl^A will be held on the Riverside campus of the University. Donald Black is to be 
chairman for a panel discussion of "Automation in Library Operations." Registration and coffee are sched- 
uled for 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:00. 

On I'uesday evening, May 1, the April LsicJ meeting of the Special Libraries Association, Southern 
California Chapter, will be held at Aeronutronic, Newport Beach. "Implications of Educational Automa- 
tion is the topic to be discussed by James D. Finn, Professor of F.ducation at USC, and Philip Leslie, 
Chief Librarian of Ryan Aeronautical Company, Engineering Library. The evening's events begin at 7:00 
with tours of the Aeronutronic Library. 

Harold Lamb, 1892-1962 

The death of Harold Lamb week before last at the Mayo Clinic after a short illness has deprived the 
Library of one of its most beloved friends. Soft-spoken, gentle, unassuming, adept at self-service, this 
learned man and prolific writer asked little and gave much —bibliographical counsel in developing our 
Near F.ast holdings, time and effort as an officer of the Friends of the UCLA Library, his books and man- 
uscripts to Special Collections —and always with modesty and grace that endeared him to those who knew 
him. 

Harold Lamb's many books, from Genghis Khan (1927) to Cyrus the Great (1960) were researched both 
in field and stacks. He was always just leaving for or returning from Istanbul, Baghdad, or Kashmir. Post- 
cards came from places we had to look up in our gazetteer. The Shah of Iran called Lamb his friend. His 
books were translated into the exotic languages of those countries he wrote about. His own library in 
several languages was that of a writer, not a collector, although he owned many rare books. He was a 
gentleman, a scholar, and a judge of good books. 

After university training at Columbia (B.A. 1916), Harold Lamb became a writer. His narrative style 
was perfected in the course of some two hundred stories he published in Argosy, Adventure, and Blue 
Book. A complete file of those vanished story magazines with Harold Lamb contributions was one of his 
many gifts to the Department of Special Collections. 

Most academic writing has merely reference value. Harold Lamb's books, academic though they were 
in origin and method, are a joy to read for a style that was easy but never spoiled by vulgarization. It is 
hard to pick favorites from among the score or more, and yet this writer's paperbacks of Alexander of 
Macedon (1946) and Charlemagne (1954) bear marks of many readings. 

Mr. Lamb is survived by his wife Ruth, a daughter, and a son Fred, who took his Ph.D. in History at 
UCLA, worked on the Library staff, and now teaches in Thacher School. 

L.C.P. 



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University Open House Scheduled for May 6 

The university will hold an open house for the public on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 
the campus libraries will participate by remaining open for visitors. The Main [library and several branch 
libraries have planned special exhibits and tours for the occasion. Mr. Vosper has pointed out that the 
open house provides a fine opportunity for us to explain some of the Library s more colorful operations 
to a great many people, and he has asked Charlotte Georgi to be responsible for coordinated planning for 
the event by campus libraries. 

Field Trip in Arizona 

The annual conference of the Arizona State Library Association, meeting this week end in Tucson, 
has drawn several members of our staff and of the Library School faculty and about 25 students of the 
School. It is, in fact, a field trip for the students, who will be paying visits to libraries en route. Two 
of them, Mrs. Marjeanne Blinn and Mrs. Beatrice Tucker, are to participate in the conference panel on 
"Library Education for the Southwest," which is to be moderated by Dean Powell. Frances Clarke Sayers 
will be the speaker for the School Librarians' luncheon. Two members of the first SLS class, William 
Hinchliffe, City and County Librarian of Santa Barbara, and Cedric Crofts, of tlie University of Arizona 
Library, will be program speakers. 

Edwin Castagna, former City l^ibrarian of Long Beach, now Librarian of the Enoch Pratt F'ree Library, 
Baltimore, will speak at the final dinner meeting. The Editors of three national library periodicals, Eric 
Moon, Library ] ournal, Samray Smith, ALA Bulletin, and John Wakeman, VJilson Library Bulletin, will ap- 
pear on a panel, "Now Go, Say It Forth," moderated by Mrs. Emalee Philpott, Editor of the Arizona Li- 
brarian. 

Medical Librarians at Arrowhead 

Robert Lewis was the program chairman of the Spring Meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday, of the Medi- 
cal Library Group of Southern California at the University Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, and was 
the discussion leader of a seminar on "The JAMA as a Reference Tool." Donald Black spoke at a general 
session on "Mechanization of Library Procedures." Also leading seminars were Dora Gerard, on "Acqui- 
sitions Problems, and Sherry Terzian, on "Behavioral Sciences Libraries." 

Librarian s Notes 

On the first of May, Assistant University Librarian Paul Miles will leave for Bogota, Colombia, to 
spend a month at the National University on invitation of the Rector, Dr. Arturo Ramirez Montufar. Mr. 
Miles will work with the Rector and his staff in considering administrative and architectural plans for the 
future of the University s libraries. In addition to his intensive experience here with branch library de- 
velopment and building planning, Mr. Miles has the special advantage of his earlier graduate study in Mex- 
ico City and fluency with Spanish. He is thus admirably suited to be of service in Colombia. I am very 
proud of this opportunity to strengthen our Latin American ties— a matter I hope to report on further dur- 
ing the spring with other good news— and I am especially pleased by this recognition of Mr. Miles's su- 
perb skills. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Ralph Johnson, Paul Miles, Man-Hing Mok, Elizabeth Norton, Lawrence Clark 
Powell, Donald Read, Helene Schimansky, Gretchen Taylor. 



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Volume 15, Number 14 



May 11, 1962 



'The Scholars' Ally 



Lecture on May 17 



Harry Bernstein, Professor of History at Brooklyn College, and Visiting Professor of History on the 
Berkeley campus, will deliver a lecture, sponsored by the Library and the Committee on Public Lectures, 
on Thursday, May 17, at 3 p.m. in Humanities 1200. His subject will be "The Scholars' Ally for Progress; 
The Bancroft Library and Inter-American Studies." Mr. Bernstein is an authority on Latin American cul- 
tural relations, and has written Orzgzns of Inter-American Interest. 1700-1812 (1945), Modern and Contem- 
porary Latin America (1952), and Making an Inter-American Mind (1961). 

Two Talks by Professor Starkie 

Walter F. Starkie, Visiting Professor of Spanish, spoke on the Abbey Theatre at a meeting on Tues- 
day sponsored by the Staff Association. Mr. Starkie was a director of the Theatre from 1927 to 1942, and 
was Professor of Spanish Studies and Lecturer in Italian Literature from 1926 to 1947 at Trinity College, 
Dublin, where he is a Life Fellow. More recently he was a lecturer in English literature at the University 
of Madrid, and he was the founder and first director of the British Institute in Madrid. As President of 
the Gypsy Lore Society, Professor Starkie is also a leading authority on gypsy folklore and music. 

Mr. Starkie will speak again, this time on his literary reminiscences of Dublin and elsewhere, on 
Tuesday, May 22, at 6:45 p.m., at the Spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, to be 
held at the Faculty Center. Dinner reservations should be made with the Librarian s Office by Monday, 
May 14, 

William Holler to Lecture Under Clark Library Auspices 

Professor William Haller, leading authority on the English Puritan movements and editor of collec- 
tions of religious and political tracts of the seventeenth century, will speak on "The Elect Nation: John 
Foxe to John Milton" on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. in Humanities Building 1200, under the sponsorship 
of the Clark Library. Dr. Haller, Professor Emeritus of English at Columbia University, is in residence 
at UCLA this year as Fellow of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. 



Staff Publications 

The second part of Johanna Tallman's article, "History and Importance of Technical Report Litera- 
ture," appears in the Winter 1962 number of the Sci-Tech News, issued by the Science-Technology Divi- 
sion of the Special Libraries Association. Part one was published in the Summer 1961 issue. 

James Mink has contributed the historical preface to the April issue of UCLA, which consists of a 
booklet, "Introducing UCLA," designed to help prospective students in their selection of a college or 
university. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Ann Briegleb. Ethnomusicology Archive, Anthony Hall. Librarian's Office, Ralph Johnson, De- 
partment of Special Collections, Stephen Lin, Oriental Library, Patricia McKibben, Biomedical Library, 
Gordon Stone, Music Library, and Richard Zumwinkle. Reference Department, have been reclassified from 
Librarian I to Librarian II, effective June \. 

Mrs. Margaret Gustafson has been reclassified from Principal Library Assistant to Librarian II in the 
Acquisitions Department. 

Mrs. Henrietta Freeman has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Librarian I in the 
Geology Library. 

Irene Roggia has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department to 
Principal Library Assistant in the College Library. 

George Woods has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Depart- 
ment. 

Mrs. Laura Badiyo has been employed as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. She worked in the offices of the Honolulu Restaurant Supply Company and the Home 
Insurance Company of Hawaii before coming to California. 

Jeanne Ross, recently employed as Principal Library Assistant in the College Library, is a former 
part-time student assistant in the College Library and the Reserve Book Room. She earned her Bachelor's 
degree in Political Science at UCLA in 1955. 

Mrs. Lorna Shokrizade has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of the Acqui- 
sitions Department to accompany her husband to Berkeley. 

Mrs. Charlotte Cosby has resigned as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions 
Department. 

Four Student Assistants Honored by Phi Beta Kappa 

Among those elected to the Eta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this Spring are four student assistants on 
the Library staff: Nancy Basler, of the Art Library, Diana Johnston, of the College L^ibrary, Brigitte 
Savage, of the Theater Arts Library, and Nina Tihomirov, of the Acquisitions Department. 

Visitors 

Kenneih Rexroth, San Francisco poet and critic, and Saul Marks, of the Plantin Press, Los Angeles, 
were recent visitors in the Department of Special Collections. 

Jean Prinet, Chief Curator of the Bibliotheque Nationale, and his interpreter, /. Cartier, of the De- 
partment of State, visited the Library on April 20 to discuss photographic reproduction processes. They 
lunched with Richard O'Brien and Sam Margolis. On April 18 Dr. Lewis Stieg, University Librarian at 
use, took them for a visit to the Clark Library. 

Bernard Rosenthal, bookdealer, from New York, visited with Mr. Vosper and other members of the 
staff on April 21. 

Emerson Greenaway, Director of the Free Library, Philadelphia, visited the Library and the School 
of Library Service on April 23. 

Morris G. Bishop, visiting the campus last week as the first speaker on the annual Lectureship in 
the Humanities, called at the Library a number of times during the week. 



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Bancroft Mexicana on Exhibit 

"Mexico: Ancient and Modern," a loan exhibition from the Bancroft Library on the Berkeley campus, 
will be shown in the Library from May 15 to June 14. In connection with the exhibit, Harry Bernstein, 

Visiting Professor of History at Berkeley, will lec- 




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ture on the Bancroft Library and Inter-American stud- 
ies, on May 17, details for which are given elsewhere 
in this issue. 

The history of the Bancroft Library's holdings 
in Mexicana goes back, of course, to Hubert Howe 
Bancroft who, as a result of a trip to Europe in 1867, 
purchased some 10,000 volumes for his collection on 
California, Western America, and New Spain. The 
next year Bancroft's agent bought 3,000 volumes at 
the Leipzig auction of a collection of works assem- 
bled by Jose Maria Andrade as a royal library for the 
Emperor Maximilian. Year after year Bancroft zeal- 
ously continued to acquire books and manuscripts on 
Mexico; in 1884, he even had two stenographers take 
dictation for a fortnight from General Diaz, the per- 
ennial President, then out of office and in political 
decline. It was from these and many other sources 
that Bancroft and his assistants wrote the six-volume 
History of Mexico, published between 1883 and 1888. 

The University of California purchased Bancroft s 
library in 1905, where it came under active and schol- 
arly direction. "In the years that followed, writes 
John Caughey in his Hubert Houe Bancroft, "the 
Berkeley History Department and the Bancroft Library 
achieved a particular brilliance. 



The acquisition of Mexicana has been continued 
and expanded during this century, culminating now 
in the purchase of the papers of Silvestre Terrazas, the first great collection on the Mexican Revolution 
to become available to scholars in the United States. To celebrate the acquisition of this collection, ma- 
terials for the present exhibit were assembled by the Bancroft Library and displayed there before their 
showing here. 



Fruits of "Young Endeavour" Exhibited in Biomedical Library 

"Young Endeavour: Accomplishments of Famous Scientists as Students," an exhibit based on the 
book Young Endeavour, by Dr. William C. Gibson, featuring men who made outstanding contributions to 
science while they were still medical students, will be displayed in the Biomedical Library through June 
16, and thereafter in the School of Public Health. Dorothy Mueller and Martha Bovee, library interns in 
the Biomedical Library, assembled materials on the dissertations and early publications of notable men 
of science for the exhibit. 



"Occupational Medicine" Exhibit Moved to Home Economics Building 

An exhibit on "Man, Medicine, and Work: A Survey of Occupational Medicine," previously shown in 
the Biomedical Library, may be seen in the display area of the Home Economics Building until May 14. 
Arrangements have been made with the School of Public Health, now situated in the Home Economics 
Building, to display portions of exhibits following their first showings in the Biomedical Library. 



98 UCLA Librarian 

Letter from Nigeria 

Lorraine Mathies sends greetings to the Library staff from Lagos, Nigeria, in this letter, dated April 
20: 

"This note from West Africa may seem a bit overdue, but one must allow sufficient time for 
at least some understanding before trying to report on an entirely different way of life. The 
past three months have been filled with a multitude of new experiences, both good and bad, but 
my enthusiasm is the same and my determination to achieve is even greater. As 1 sit at my 
typewriter, I look out across the foundation of a new school building which is being construc- 
ted on the compound of the Yaba Technical Institute where I am now living. I see some fifty 
Nigerian men, most of whom are carrying on their heads the ingredients for the cement blocks 
of the building, which are made one by one in hand presses and then set aside to dry in the sun. 
The supervisor, 'gang boss, is dressed in flowing robes and walks among the men shouting 
instructions here and there and waving a large black umbrella to emphasize his point. This is 
a country where the pick and shovel and muscle are truly significant — and where human labor 
is perhaps the cheapest commodity. Time and time again one sees the paradox between values 
and conditions —where status is achieved by ownership of the wrist watch and the radio, 
though the stomach may be empty. 

"Nigeria is divided into three major regions and the Federal Territory, which is adminis- 
tered in a manner similar to the District of Columbia. Library service in the Federal Territory 
is limited to a municipal library, a few school libraries, and some eleven departmental units 
in various ministries of the government. The Social Welfare Department of the Lagos Town 
Council operates the municipal library on a subscription basis. For the amount of 2/6d paid 
each six months, adults may borrow two books at a time and keep them for two weeks. The li- 
brary, which is located in a quiet, secluded, and poorly-lighted building off Customs Street, is 
usually filled with students who spend the day studying there. School libraries are found in 
various stages of organization— from piles of books on the floor of dusty rooms to 'semi-cata- 
loged and classified' collections housed in separate rooms and under the supervision of li- 
brary clerks. In even the best-organized situations one sees book collections with little or no 
reference materials and few periodicals. Textbooks, readers, and questionable fiction make up 
most of the holdings. Card catalogs, according to the American concept, are virtually unknown, 
and the subject heading is a remote and complex device which is considered unnecessary. 
Reference service is an idea yet to be conceived in this struggle between the old and the new. 

"When I read in the Librarian of the introduction of IBM devices into the Circulation De- 
partment, I thought of the procedures which I have found here— a log book in which each item 
borrowed is entered, not necessarily according to the date due or the date loaned, and the bor- 
rower s packet, consisting of a pocket made for each borrower, and in which a type of book 
card is placed when the book is loaned. At the time it is returned, the library clerk must 
search through more than fifty packets in order to clear the record. 

"I have seen so-called technical libraries whose collections are predominantly fiction and 
where locked glass cases are a major part of the shelving. Many of the libraries in Lagos rep- 
resent the left-overs of someone's concern and perhaps questionable generosity. The need 
here is real and so is the desire and eagerness of Nigerians to learn. I have spent many anx- 
ious hours trying to overcome their lack of experience and attempting to modify American tech- 
niques to meet not only present conditions but also the changes of the future. Three extra- 
curricular library projects now take most of my spare time— but who can say 'no' when there is 
a plea for help?" 

(Miss Mathies's address is Federal Advanced Teachers College, c/o Ministry of Education, P.M.B. 
2823, Lagos, Nigeria.) 



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The Champ 

Those who have worked with the wonderful hodgepodge that is (or was) the Ogden collection, must 
have wondered why, if for any reason at all, certain kinds of books were there. It seemed to make sense 

that C. K. Ogden should own a run 
of all the editions of Jeremy Bentham, 
a collection on the history of sci- 
ence, and a massive assemblage of 
dictionaries and encyclopedias. 
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editions of the Bible and of books 
on color, horology, cryptography, 
Francis Bacon, emblems, philately, 
and Shelley became, in time, reason- 
ably understandable. But a number 
of topics remained inexplicable. 
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Why there was a large group of 
books on billiards remained a mys- 
tery until one day when John Butt, 
of the University of Edinburgh, who 
had known Ogden, was inspecting 
the collection with one of our staff 
and the subject came up. "Didn t you know, he remarked, "Ogden was once billiard champion of Cam- 
bridge?" 

The cut shows the frontispiece and title page of the first English book on the subject, E. White's 
A Practical Treatise on the Game 0/ Billiards (London, 1807). 

Library is Designated as Regional Technical Report Center 

The UCLA Library has been selected as one of twelve regional technical report centers, to receive 
and make available the unclassified scientific and technical reports of the Department of Defense, the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Atomic Energy Commission. The Office of Tech- 
nical Services of the Department of Commerce is responsible for planning and operating the system of re- 
gional centers, and funds and other assistance will be provided by the National Science Foundation through 
its Office of Science Information Service. Other centers are at the Berkeley campus, the University of 
Colorado, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Southern Methodist University, the University of Washington, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the John 
Crerar Library, in Chicago, the Linda Hall Library, in Kansas City, and the Library of Congress. 

The Library has not yet received detailed information about the administration of the depository pro- 
gram, and actual establishment of the report center will await development of the Office of Technical Serv- 
ices plans. 



Meeting on Reference Work Tomorrow In Eureka 

Everett Moore is to speak in Eureka tomorrow on some new opportunities for reference librarians and 
will moderate a panel discussion of library services to labor and business and industry at the annual 
Spring Meeting of the Redwood District of the California Library Association. 



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Western Books Catalogue Ready 

The catalogue for the exhibition of Western Books 1962, which was shown in the Library some weeks 
ago, has now been published by the Bounce & Coffin Club. It was printed this year by Grant Dahlstrom, 
of the Castle Press, Pasadena. A limited number of copies are available for staff members and others 
interested at the Reference Desk in the Main Library. 

On Not Looking the Part 

Some librarians are obsessed by doubts and fears about our "image —leading others to believe that 
Madison Avenue has provided them with a convenient cause for worry. Up north, a lady reporter for the 
S. F. Chronicle, who does a column called "Monique's Daily Male," discovered a "Librarian Who Doesn't 
Look the Part." Her subject, Richard Dillon, of the Sutro Library, had startled her out of her wits by not 
being "a quiet bookworm with owlish eyes behind thick glasses," but rather "a tall, strong-looking man, 
very voluble and excitable, who chain-smokes small cigars and can't sit still for more than a few seconds 
at a time. 

Perhaps the next day Monique was able to uncover a shy, introverted cable-car gripman who was more 
like the type she couldn't find at the Sutro. 

Deborah King Scholarship to be Awarded 

Shirley Hood, chairman of the Staff Association's Deborah King Scholarship Fund, announces that ap- 
plications will be accepted for the scholarship for 1962/63. Funds are provided through the scholarship 
for tuition needed to complete the standard curriculum toward the Master's degree in the UCLA School of 
Library Service. Applicants for the grant must either have been members of the UCLA Library staff — 
part-time or full-time— or have been highly recommended for the library profession to the Staff Association. 
Inquiries should be addressed to Mrs. Hood, Theater Arts Library, 3U 130, before June 15. 

Librarian's Notes 

On Monday, April 30, the Los Angeles division of the Academic Senate received the annual report of 
its Library Committee which has been chaired so wisely this year by Professor William Matthews of the 
English Department. I was delighted that when the report was placed before the Senate a senior member 
of the faculty rose to say with some warmth that he had enjoyed reading the report, that he felt the Uni- 
versity is in good shape so long as it continues to give high emphasis to books and journals and library 
service, and that he thought the Committee deserved public congratulations. 

At the same meeting the Committee on Committees announced the 1962-63 membership of the Senate 
Library Committee: G. F. Kneller (Education), Chairman, E. F. Beckenbach (Mathematics), E. M. Bloch 
(Art History), W. H. Furgason (Zoology), A. H. Horn (Library Service), R. T. Morris (Sociology), C. D. 
O'Malley (History of Medicine), Irving Pfeffer (Business), and Jaan Puhvel (Linguistics). 

Subsequently the Legislative Assembly of the Southern Section of the Academic Senate (a group rep- 
resenting the several campuses in the southern part of the state) accepted with only one negative vote a 
resolution presented by Professor Matthews proposing that the Regents be requested to amend their Stand- 
ing Orders on membership in the Senate in order to admit certain professional librarians in addition to the 
chief Librarian on each campus. The proposal must now be taken to the Northern Section, hopefully for 
concurrence. 



May 11, 1962 101 

The National Science Foundation has made a grant to University Extension whereby the UCLA Li- 
brary, the School of Library Service, and the American Documentation Institute, through its local chapter, 
will sponsor an invitational workshop at the University's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, May 29 to 
June 1, on "The Responsibility and Methodology of the Information System Designer." Dean Stafford 
Warren of the School of Medicine and Dr. Robert Hayes of the School of Library Service (President-elect 
of ADD initiated the idea several months ago. Professor Horn and I joined in the planning, and Donald 
Black, serving as Workshop Secretary, has been a prime mover. 

Some thirty-five people from all parts of the country will be involved, representing industry, research 
libraries, library education, government, and university research. I'm particularly pleased that at this 
stage in our history we can begin to play our fair part in exploring the whole complex problem of machine 
storage of information. The fact that here on campus and in the Los Angeles area we have one of the 
country's primary centers for research and development in this field makes it imperative that we at least 
educate ourselves and then hopefully contribute something to the total experience. 



Recommended reading for those who too easily denigrate American retail bookselling and publishing 
by comparison with the "purer British variety: Colin Maclnnes "A Wild Glance at the Book Trade," in 
the January issue of Encounter, and John Rosselli on "The Invasion of Laodicea, in the Spectator of 
April 6. 

And, required viewing for all who may be unduly depressed by the lot and the "image" of the librarian: 
"Only Two Can Play, with Peter Sellers, the wonderfully "cockasnoot British film version of Kingsley 
Amis's That Uncertain Feeling. I still recall with delight the indignant letters in British library journals 
complaining about Amis's irreverent attitude toward "the profession" when the novel first appeared. 



I want to thank Charlotte Georgi and all who helped her make the University Library's part in the 
Campus Open House program on May 6 both generous and gracious. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Lorraine Mathies, Donald Read, Wilbur Smith, Gretchen Taylor, Peter Warshaw, 
Florence Williams. 



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Volume 15, Number 15 May 25, 1962 

Campbell Book Collection Winners Are Announced 

Alan Tucker, sophomore, and Senior Library Assistant in the College Library, has been awarded first 
prize ($125 in books) in the 1962 Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Flook Collection Contest for his col- 
lection on "I'he Art of Book Production from Kelmscott to the Present. His books are now on display 
in the Department of Special Collections. Second place ($50 in books) went to Charles Knill, freshman, 
and student assistant in the Department of Special Collections, for "Books on Roman and Hellenic His- 
tory and Civilization." Robert Zeuschner and Christopher Weil tied for third place ($25 each in books). 
Mr. Zeuschner, a senior, and third prize winner in last year's contest, submitted a selection from his col- 
lection of the complete works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Mr. Weil, also a senior, and a student assistant 
in the Acquisitions Department, entered with his books on "Gilbert and Sullivan: Their Lives, Works, and 
Influence." 

Contest judges this year were Norman Corwin, writer, director, and producer; Edward Petko, first 
prize winner of the Campbell contest in 1955; and Mr. Powell, of the School of Library Service. After the 
judging on May 8, the judges met at the Faculty Center with Mr. Campbell, Mr. Vosper, Thomas Buckman, 
visiting from the University of Kansas, Miss Ackerman, and the contest committee members, at a luncheon 
for the eleven finalists. Mr. Corwin noted some of the extraordinary collecting achievements represented 
in the entries and announced the judges decisions. 

The Bancroft Library and Inter-American Studies 

Harry Bernstein, Visiting Professor of History on the Berkeley campus, speaking on May 17 in con- 
nection with the current Library exhibit, "Mexico: Ancient and Modern, which is on loan from the Ban- 
croft Library, outlined the future course that Latin American scholarship should take, and paid tribute 
to the part the Bancroft Library has played in inter-American studies. 

Two Library Publications 

"A Word to the Wise and the Friendly" was an address by Mr. Vosper at a banquet in his honor given 
by the Friends of the UCLA Library last September. His discussion of the Library's plans for acceler- 
ated growth as a part of the ten-year development program for the University, and of the more significant 
part to be played by the Friends in acquiring rare books and great subject collections for the Library, has 
now been published in a booklet printed by Grant Dahlstrom, The Castle Press, Pasadena. Copies may 
be had by applying to the Librarian's Office. 

On the occasion of the Clark Library's symposium on November 18, 1961, celebrating the 400th an- 
niversary of the birth of Francis Bacon, a paper on "Francis Bacon's Intellectual Milieu" was presented 
by Virgil K. Whitaker, Professor of English at Stanford University, which examines contemporary influ- 
ences on Bacon s thought and style. This has now been published by the Clark Library and may be ob- 
tained from the Director on request. 



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Personnel Notes 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. jean Mundinger and Mrs. Ruth Inatomi, Senior Account 
Clerics in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions nepartment, Mrs. Nan Singley, Senior Clerk in the 
Order Section of the Acquisitions Department, Nancy Damalerio and Mrs. Elinor Ovenshine, Senior Li- 
brary Assistants in the Circulation Department, and Mrs. Carol Harper, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librar- 
ian's Office. 

Three New Interns Are Announced (or Medical L ibrarian ship 

I .ouise Darling has announced ihut ihm- iiiteinf^hips in medical librarianship have been graiiU-it fur 
1962/63. Laura Osborn, a graduate of Milligan (iollege, in Tennessee, and the School of Library Science 
at Florida State University; Fred Roper, who completed both his undergraduate and graduate library edu- 
cation at the University of North Carolina; and Gloria Stolzoff, a graduate of Oberlin College and the 
School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, will begin their year of training and study at the 
Biomedical Library on September L 

A Son for the Harpers 

A son was born to Harvey and Carol Harper on May 17. Mrs. Harper, until May 16, was a .Senior Typ- 
ist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 

Report on Miss Earnshaw 

Janet Earnshaw, former Geology Librarian, was one of the seven librarians who have joined the 
Peace Corps who recently spent two days in Washington, D. C, for a special orientation program. Ac- 
cording to a report in the Library of Congress Information Bulletin, April 30, the seven, who will be as- 
signed to Jamaica, were given an introduction to American interest in library development abroad, with 
special emphasis on library programs in the Caribbean. 

Esther Leonard Reviews CTVD 

Esther Leonard has a review, in the Professional Reading department of the May 15 Library journal, 
of a new quarterly journal of criticism, CTVD: Cinema-TV-Digest, which began publication with the Win- 
ter 1961-62 issue. 

Visitors 

Vi/alter Schatzki, bookdealer, of New York City, visited the Department of Special Collections on May 
2 with Glen Dawson, Los Angeles bookseller. Mr. Schatzki is President of the Antiquarian Booksellers 
Association of America. 

Thomas R. Buckman, successor to Mr. Vosper as Director of liibraries at the University of Kansas, 
visited the campus on May 8. 

Ian MacPhail, of the Hunt Botanical Library, in Pittsburgh, visited the Department of Special Collec- 
tions on May 10. 

William A. Jackson, Librarian of the Houghton Library, and Professor of Bibliography, Harvard Uni- 
versity, was a visitor in the Library on May 10, the day of his address on "Bibliography and Literary 
Studies," the 1962 Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography. 

Nelson Piper, Acquisitions Librarian on the Davis campus, visited the Acquisitions Department and 
the Library .School on May 16, while on a visit to Southern California bookshops and libraries. 



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John Leech Sketches Acquired by Library 

I weiity pencil sketclieb by tlie Itritisli humorist John I.eeth have been added by the Department of 
Special (iollections to its holdiiij-s of original drawinf;s by Victorian illustrators. Leech's artistic activ- 










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A Man of Some Consequence 

Elder Sister. "Why, George! Not Dressed! Pray are you not going with the other Children?" 
George. "H'm! I should rather fancy not. You don't catch me going out of an Evening just to 
furnish a person's rooms. Where I go — I dine!" 

ities span the middle years of the 19th century, following in the tradition of Robert Cruikshank, and later 
succeeded by George l)u Maurier, as a leading artist for Punch. Leech did much to transform British hu- 
morous art from its earlier broad brutalities to the more subtle satire of the late 19th century. He won 
praise from Kuskin, who saw in his work "the finest definition and natural history of the classes of our 
society; the kindest and subtlest analysis of its foibles; the tenderest flattery of its pretty and well bred 

n 

ways. . . 

During his long association with Punch, which began when that magazine was but three weeks old 
and ended with his death in 1864, Leech is said to have executed some 3,000 drawings, including more 
than 600 cartoons satirizing social and political issues of the day. He received more than 140,000 for 
this work and supplemented his income by supplying etchings and woodcuts elsewhere, including many 
in Bentley's Miscellany. His best known work was probably a series of sketches and cartoons in Punch 
afterwards collected as Pictures of Li/e and Character, 1854-1869. Reproduced here is a preliminary 
sketch for the January 17, 1857, number of Punch. 



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History of Medicine Association Meets in Los Angeles 

The UCLA Medical Center and the Los Angeles County Medical Association shared honors as hosts 
for the thirty-fifth annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, May 3 to 5; 
and on one day the Association met at the Clarlc Library for luncheon and an afternoon session. On the 
second day of the meeting, a symposium was held at the Medical Center on the history of knowledge of 
the nervous system, conducted by Drs. H. W. Magoun and Mary A. B. Brazier, of the Department of Anat- 
omy, and Dr. Edwin Clarice, of Yale. The afternoon program at the Clark library included a panel of pa- 
pers relating to the history of psychiatry and the Garrison L^ecture, "Basic Science, Medicirre, and the Ro- 
mantic Era," by Dr. Owsei Temkin, Director of the Institute of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hop- 
kins University. 

Other sessions were held at the headquarters of the County Medical Association, where exhibits were 
shown of rare and important books on the history of medicine. At UCLA the Biomedical Library's current 
exhibits, "Young Endeavour" and "Growth of Knowledge of the Brain," were on view. 

Dr. Donald O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, was program chairman of the meeting, and Louise 
Darling was a member of the local arrangements committee. Dr. John Field, Associate Dean of the Medi- 
cal School, gave the banquet address on "Medicine and the Scientific Method: A Case History." 

Clark Library No Mausoleum 

A succession of unusual events at the Clark Library has made the Spring the busiest ever. Last 
month, after a buffet dinner and a concert by Professor Mantle Hood's exotic Gamelan group, the Regents 
heard and saw Chancellor Murphy's presentation of the Master Plan for developing UCLA. Next came a 
session of the American Association for the History of Medicine, arranged by Professor C. D. O'Malley and 
chaired by Louise Darling, and illustrated by the Library's strong holdings in seventeenth-century Eng- 
lish science. This was followed, with another change of pace and subject, by the seventh annual visitors' 
seminar, on the subject of Bibliography. Professor Hugh Dick presided over two sessions which heard 
papers by Professors William A. Jackson and Vinton A. Dearing, both of which will be published by the 
Library. Machines other than musical were seen and heard in the drawing room, when Professor Dearing 
accompanied his talk on textual editing with a selection on his home-made version of the Hinman Collat- 
ing Machine. 

A soothing finale to all this activity was provided by Professor Walter Rubsamen's Collegium Musi- 
cum, replete with harpsichord, recorders, and strings, in a Renaissance Concert featuring instrumental 
and vocal music by John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Purcell, Dietrich Buxtehude, 
and others. At the climax of the latter's Cantata the oaken walls and muraled ceiling of the drawing room 
were pulsing with sweet sound, and the audience tottered off to a collation in keeping with the evening's 
splendor. 

Elephant Folio 

"Everett Moore, founder of the Elephant Racing Club, was last seen hiding in the library. 'Why oh 
why did I ever think of this?' wondered Moore." 

So concluded a news release from Orange County State College regarding the First Intercollegiate 
Elephant Race in Human History, run off there a couple weeks ago. Among the inquiries from near and 
far was one from Brooke Crutchley, C.B.E., Printer to Cambridge University, who enclosed a copy of 
Varsity (the Cantab. Bruin) which reported on the elephant-racing history-in-the-making out near "Disney 
land. To our many solicitous friends we can only report that our man of the same name is still on the 
job here, and we have thus far been unable to establish incontrovertible evidence, despite the suggestive 
bibliothecal reference above, that he is simultaneously enrolled as an undergraduate at the college in our 
neighboring county. —{Asst. Ed.) 



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Cheney to the Clark 

The celebrated Auk Press of William M. Cheney, the only Los Angeles printer with a mastery of both 
Welsh and Pig Latin, has moved into the Clark Library carriage house. There Master Cheney will serve 
as printer to the Clark and University Libraries needs for small and special jobs relating to exhibitions 
and events. His shop will also be a laboratory for students of bibliography and printing. Thus is re- 
established the old tradition of Clark interest in fine printing which flourished forty years ago when Mr. 
Clark was the patron of John Henry Nash. 



Letter Box 

To the Editor: 

The UCLA Librarian (May 11) reported that C. K. Ogden collected cat books because he 
loved cats. Ho ho! not that simply so. Nothing about Ogden was simple. His library a 
"hodgepodge"? Hardly. Every book in it, 80,000 in all, was there for a reason. The usual 
reason was that the book was some evidence of communication between creatures, not neces- 
sarily men. Ogden was a communications scientist, and in inventing Basic English he learned 
languages other than human. Cat language, for example. He learned to speak cat language by 
talking with cats in their own tongue. Before going to bed, nearer daylight than midnight, he 
walked the streets roundabout his home in Gordon Square and conversed with upward of twenty 
cats who were his mentors. Ogden loved cats, yes, but he loved talk more, and books barely 
less. 

L.C.P. 



Biomedical Library s Aerospace Exhibit Shown Again 

"From the Mountains to the Moon, an exhibit on man's adaptation to high altitudes first shown in 
the Biomedical Library in April of 1960, has been shown again, in part, at the annual convention of the 
Aerospace Medical Association last month in Atlantic City. Books and illuminated transparencies from 
the exhibit were incorporated into a display on "The Aerospace Medical Heritage," prepared for the con- 
vention by the Aerospace Medical Division at Brooks Air Force Base, in Texas. Robert Lewis served 
as a consultant in designing the exhibit. 

President's Statement of Library Policy 

President Clark Kerr has issued the following policy statement relating to the libraries of the Uni- 
versity which was developed in consultation with the Library Council and its Executive Committee and 
the President's Council of Chief Campus Officers: 

Policy of the University of California 
on Its Libraries 

L a. The principal objective of the University of California libraries will be to support 
adequately the academic programs of the University. 

b. Libraries of the University should continue to be developed as a closely related 
group of scholarly collections forming a common pool of bibliographical resources. 

c. Ways of improving library procedures will be sought in order to facilitate faculty 
and student access to the collections, and to ensure that a higher proportion of operating 
budgets is devoted to the purchase of books, periodicals, and other materials. 



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d. The Donahoe Act of 1961 states "The University may make reasonable provision for 
the use of its library and research facilities by qualified members of the faculties of other in- 
stitutions of public higher education in this State. 

II. a. There shall be a University library on each campus which shall comprise all books, 
periodicals, manuscripts, maps, photo-reproductions, sound recordings and other forms of library 
material belonging to the University. A University F^ibrary shall comprise the General !;ibrary 
of a campus and such other libraries as are, or may be, established there. 

b. New library units on a campus shall be created only for exceptional and compelling 
reasons and shall require approval of the Chief Campus Officer. 

c. All special libraries existing as parts of organized research units shall be adminis- 
tered as branches of the General Library, except where the type of collection involves special 
handling and where there exists mutual agreement between the General Library and the research 
unit. An exception requires the approval of the Chief Campus Officer. 

III. On each campus there shall be a University Librarian who shall report to the Chief Cam- 
pus Officer. The University Librarian shall be responsible for the development and manage- 
ment of the University Library. Deviations from this administration pattern must be approved 

by the President upon recommendation of the Chief Campus Officer. 

IV. The Regents have authorized the Academic Senate to advise the President and the 
Chief Campus Officers concerning the administration of the libraries of the University. 

V. a. The Library Council, a statewide administrative committee which includes all Uni- 
versity Librarians, serves as a communication medium among the University Libraries on the 
various campuses. 

b. To provide communication among the statewide administration, the Senate, the 
Chief Campus Officers and University Librarians on Library problems, and to coordinate the 
use of University Library resources and policies on all campuses to serve the teaching and 
research needs of both old and new campuses, the President has established an Executive 
Committee of the Library Council with the following membership: 

Vice President of the University, Chairman 
Chairman, Statewide Senate Budget Committee 
Chairman, Statewide Committee on Educational Policy 
University Librarian, Berkeley (to serve as Secretary in alternate years) 
University Ljibrarian, Los Angeles (to serve as Secretary in alternate years) 
University Librarian, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Diego, or Irvine (on an annual, ro- 
tating basis in the order listed) 
University Librarian, Davis, San FVancisco, or Santa Cruz (on an annual, rotating basis 
in the order listed) 



April 1962 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, James Mink, Richard O'Brien, Lawrence Clark Powell, Gretchen 
Taylor, Pat Walter, Peter Warshaw, Marie Waters. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 15, Number 16 June 8, 1962 

Indexing of the 'Star' 

Indexing of the first decade of the Los Angeles Star (1851-1860) has been completed by the Deport- 
ment of Special Collections. The period coincides with the first ten years of California's statehood and 
therefore is rich in references to early developments in California and Los Angeles history. 

No library owns a complete file of this rare newspaper which was published in Los Angeles between 
1851 and 1879, but partial files do exist in Southern California libraries and elsewhere in the United States, 
In 1953 the Department of Special Collections embarked upon a project to produce a microfilm file of Los 
Angeles' first newspaper, the Los Angeles Star. Microfilm copies of these were obtained, and in a number 
of instances the original papers were borrowed and filmed by the Library's Photographic Service. Even so, 
the resulting film file was by no means complete. Film copies of issues of other early Los Angeles papers 
were obtained to fill the gaps, and the coverage was extended to 1881, when the Los Angeles Times com- 
menced publication. 

After the microfilming was completed, it was decided to index the file, and although funds have not 
been available for a full scale indexing program, work has progressed modestly but steadily. 

In Los Angeles the decade was characterized, as entries in the index reveal, by experimentation in 
the development of political, social, and religious institutions, and concern with the isolation of the Los 
Angeles region from the rest of California. It was the growth of this concern that led to a local movement 
favoring state division. 

On Raynard Swank's Appointment 

Announcing the appointment of Raynard C. Swank, Director of Libraries at Stanford, as Dean of the 
School of Librarianship at Berkeley, Elmer M. Grieder, Associate Director at Stanford, wrote in the Stan- 
ford Library Bulletin as follows: 

... It requires several pages to list Dr. Swank's publications, and several more to sum- 
marize his professional activities off the campus — committee appointments, conference participa- 
tion, surveys, speeches, advisory consultations, and the like. But in the present context it is 
the profound transformation of the Stanford University Libraries that is most pertinent. It is im- 
possible to describe it in the detail required to do it justice; book collections, bibliographical 
processes, financial support, administrative organization and practice, the use of space, rela- 
tions with faculty and administration —every aspect of the library operation has been reformed 
and reinvigorated. 

The staff which has worked in daily contact with Dr. Swank has benefited greatly from 
these changes. And it has benefited as much from imponderables not so easily described, 
which have created at Stanford the conditions for effective and satisfying professional work; 
all possible freedom and encouragement for the development and application of original ideas; 



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a pervading sense of friendship and unselfish cooperation between staff members; a desire 
that every person should realize to the full his creative potential; and earnest concern for the 
success and satisfaction of every worker in his professional life, and a willingness to help 
by wise counsel and encouragement in the effort to achieve this aim. It is largely these in- 
tangibles that have given to the Stanford University Libraries a high reputation as a place in 
which to develop professional capacities, and to exercise them with satisfaction and a sense 
of achievement. Perhaps they are Ray Swank's chief legacy to Stanford's librarians. 

Personnel Notes 

Helen Clark, Biomedical Library, Mrs. Claire Encimer, Government Publications Section of the Ref- 
erence Department, Burton Fredericksen, Catalog Department, and Mrs. Polly Terry, Catalog Department, 
have been reclassified from Senior to Principal Library Assistants. 

Ronald Kirkpatrick, Photographic Department, has been reclassified from Laboratory Assistant to 
Photographer. 

Cynthia Henderson, Circulation Department, Diane Johnston, College Library, and Janice Spong, 
Catalog Department, have been promoted from Student Assistants to Senior Library Assistants. 

Mrs. Linda Bergthold, Student Assistant in the Home Economics Library, has been promoted to Senior 
Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Resignations have been received from Herbert Ahn, Librarian II in the Government Publications Sec- 
tion of the Reference Department, Robert Armstrong, Librarian I in Gifts and Exchange, and Thomas Harris, 
Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, who are all going to the University of Nevada Li- 
brary at Reno. Mr. Ahn will be Head of the Government Documents Section, Mr. Armstrong will be Serials 
Librarian, and Mr. Harris, who is graduating this June from the School of Library Service, will be Branch 
Librarian in the McKay School of Mines. 

Magdalene 0' Rourke, Librarian I in the Business Administration Library, has accepted a position 
with the Douglas Aircraft Corporation in its Corporate Library. 

M. Grady Zimmerman, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department and a June graduate of the 
School of Library Service, will join the reference staff at Fresno State College. 

Resignations have also been received from the following Senior Library Assistants: Mrs. Mary Ann 
Devine, Interlibrary Loans Section of the Reference Department, Mrs. Madalyn Johnson, Engineering Li- 
brary, Mrs. Barbara Perry, Catalog Department, and Mrs. Constance Spenger, College Library. 

Mrs. Marguerite Waddy, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, is taking a leave of 
absence to await the birth of her baby. Momoyo O'Hara, formerly a part-time member of the Circulation 
Department staff, will return to the Department to replace Mrs. Waddy during her leave. 

Daughter Born to the Singleys 

Bill and Nan Singley are the parents of a daughter, Kelley Ann, who was born on May 26. Nan served 
as Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisition Order Section. 

Japanese Translator of Oscar Wilde Visits Clark Lfbrory 

Hiroshi Hirai, Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan, and 
translator of Oscar Wilde, visited Dean Powell at the School of Library Service on June 5. Both Deans 
then went to the Clark Library, where Professor Hirai was, of course, particularly interested in the Wilde 
collection. 



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In Print 

Everett Moore has contributed an article to the April issue of Library Trends (devoted to a study of 
"Urban University Libraries") on "Anticipating Demands of the Future on the Urban University Library," 
in which he sees the necessity not only for expansion and strengthening of urban university libraries, and 
wide utilization of new techniques, but also for the fullest possible development of public, school, and 
special libraries, in order to meet unprecedented demands to come. 

Visitors 

Robert H. Becker, Assistant Director of the Bancroft Library, visited the Department of Special Col- 
lections on May 21, and Mr. and Mrs. Rene Privat, of Nicolas Rausch S.A., booksellers of Geneva, visited 
the department on May 25. 

Sol. M. and fAary Ann Malkin, publishers of Antiquarian Bookman, Newark, N. J., visited the Library 
and Library School on May 28, after taking preliminary readings of student opinion on Library services in 
sidewalk interviews along Bruin Walk and in the Student Union, results of which will no doubt appear in 
an early issue of AB. Betty Rosenberg than took them for a visit to the Clark Library. 




The AIGA's Fifty Books 

The Fifty Books of the Year, the American Institute of Graphic Arts' fortieth exhibition of books 
selected for excellence in design and manufacture, will be shown in the Main Library from June 15 to 28. 

This is its first showing in Southern 
TixWirmdFcn-irtryeirs California for a number of years, and 

this year s selection is of particular 
interest to Californians because of 
the large number of successful en- 
tries from printers, designers, and 
publishers in the state. The fifty 
were chosen from more than 800 sub- 
mitted. 

Included are four books designed 
by Ward Ritchie of Los Angeles. 
Two of these were published by the 
Ward Ritchie Press: The Cookout 
Book, and The '^ard Ritchie Press 
and Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, by 
Ward Ritchie. One was published 
by the Huntington Library: William 
Andrews Spalding: Los Angeles 
Newspaperman, edited by Robert V. 
Hine; and the other by the University 
of California Press: Rico Lebrun 
Drawings. 



^UE TEAS l<m V3S a CTOdai OIK foF Chc 

Press- Wc had o<\'er in the full soBc opet- 
I ated as a "commercial shop;' although «'C 

I had to tnake a living from oor %vork i/ we 
i wished to sun-ivc. Our trujtomcrs had been 
primarily tnstitQDons, such as the Hondngton Library', 
some of the coDeges of southern California — Occiden- 
tal, Pomona, Schpps, Caltcch — and many scholarly 
societies. Wc also had gtx)d friends among the book- 
selleis, especially Jake Zotlio, Alic« MiQard. and the 
Dawsons, who wen ctMidniially sending crjslomers our 
way, most often for a bookplate or a letterhead, bot 
occasionally with a manuscifpc for us to prinL In the 
early das's we had the time to relish and enjoy each of 
these authors. It is good to remember how some of them 
would come and sit aroond of an CTcning to watch OS 
fold sheers and bind books. People like Louise Seymour 
Jones or that hearty poet, Carlyle .Maclnt^-re, with hs 
eyet-apprecuted jug of wine. Lawrence dark Powell 
was a mtm persistent visitor and oor most published 
author, with a dozen of his works carrying our imprint. 
It was from his predilection, in rhose days, for carting 
off any printed piece of oois on w hich he could stealth- 
ily by his hands, that the collection of oor imprints at 
the \Villiam Andrews Clark Library owes its fotudatitm. 
There were more sedate visiiors, too, Robert Schad 
helped us build the confidence of the Huntington 
Librar%' in oat shop and throogh more than tweiwy-five 
years has watched oser cur printing for them. Lodlle 
.Mdlcr, as librarian for the late -Mrs. Edward Laorence 
Dohenv, a true and liberal parrots, has seen eser so many 
Doheas- books come ftom our Press. These started with 
that catalogue of the first DoheoyeahibitioQ of books at 
itte L^niversiry of Sotithem Califomta in i9jt and cul- 



Opening of Sard Ritchie's book on his press. 



The University Press has three books in the exhibition (second only to A. A. Knopfs six). In addi- 
tion to the Rico Lebrun volume are Ancient Greek Horsemanship, by J. K. Anderson (designed by Rita 
Carroll), and Lectures on the Whole of Anatomy, by William Harvey (designed by Adrian Wilson). 

.Another Los Angeles printer, the Plantin Press (Saul and Lillian Marks) was represented by composi- 
tion and letterpress and offset work in the production of the University of Hawaii Press's book. Angels 
Over the Altar, by Alfred Frankenstein and Norman Carlson. 



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Members of the jury were Bert Clarke, of Clarke & Way, Inc., New York printers, Noel Martin, designer, 
and Jack W. Stauffacher, Assistant Professor of Typographic Design, Carnegie Institute of Technology. 

Carl F. Zahn, Chairman of the exhibition committee, writes in the Foreword to the exhibition cata- 
logue: "It has often been stated that the general level of book design and manufacture in this country is 
poor. It is. Whether it is improving or worsening, perhaps a retrospective examination of the Fifty Books 
shows will tell. This is, I believe, the best reason for fixing the quantity of books selected." The bases 
of selection for the winning books, he says, were, in most cases, consistent or inventive typography and 
appropriateness of the overall treatment to the subject. 

Rapid Photocopying Now Offered at Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library 

A Xerox 914 copier is now in operation in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. Photo- 
copies will be supplied, at fifteen cents per print, from 10 a.m. to 12 m. and from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. The Engineering Library will use the coupon system of payment, and coupon vending and 
coin changing machines have been installed for this purpose. 



Answer Box 

Hodgepodge: "a stew of various ingredients ... a medley." (Webster's New International 
Dictionary, second edition.) The third edition defines it as "a heterogeneous mixture often of 
incongruous and ill-suited elements." 

Mr. Ogden had a scholar's knowledge of words and would have readily agreed, I feel, that 
his library was a hodgepodge {UCLA Librarian, May 25, 1962). He would not have denied that 
there were in it various ingredients, even incongruous ones. Which is not to downgrade the col- 
lection or to imply that the preponderance of the books were impertinent to the studies of the 
Orthological Institute. 

W.J.S. 



Uncommon Comment from Up There 

". . . Appearance of this volume moves this reviewer to comment that the center of interest in and re- 
search on California and the West seems to have shifted to Southern California, where historians like Hine, 
Rolle and Nunis are enlarging the trail blazed by John Walton Caughey. 

"It would be a matter for rejoicing to all concerned if this burgeoning crew below the Tehachapi Range 
were to be augmented by a resurgence in the productive research that once seemed to be the exclusive 
province of those whose efforts were centered at Bancroft Library." 

(Concluding paragraphs of a review by W. H. 
Hutchinson of Robert V. Hiae's Edward Kern 
and American Expansion (Yale University 
Press, 1962), in the San Francisco Chronicle.) 
(Mr. Hine is Assistant Professor of History 
on the Riverside campus.) 

Librarians to Attend ALA 

Robert Vosper, Rudolf Engelbarts, and Betty Norton will attend meetings at the American Library 
Association convention during the week of June 14-22. In addition to ALA, Mr. Vosper will take part in 
the Association of Research Libraries meetings during this time. 



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Mamehon 

Among the curious and handsome items on the rare book shelves of the Oriental Library is a collec- 
tion of Japanese miniature books bound in colorful wrappers. They are evidence of a revived interest by 

contemporary Japanese in fine book- 
making by the use of both traditional 
and modern forms of graphic arts. 

Mamehon, the Japanese term 
for a miniature book, literally means 
a "bean book" —mame, a bean or 
pea, serves as a prefix to indicate 
anything small in size. In practice, 
the designation of Mamehon is used 
by Japanese bibliophiles for a book 
smaller than an ordinary pocket 
book, which has been artistically 
printed and bound, issued in a lim- 
ited edition, and made exclusively 
to appeal to the refined taste of a 
collector. 

Although most Japanese minia- 
ture books are the product of the 
last ten or fifteen years, there are respectable, and disrespectable, precedents for the small format as 
early as the Kyoho period (1716-1735), when such books were also known as Hina Mamehon (doll minia- 
ture books) or Keshihon (poppy books). Many of the popular fairly tales, such as Momotaro (Peach Boy) 
and Saru Kant Kassen (The Battle of the Monkey and the Crab), appeared in miniature form, and even such 
a noted writer as Jippensha Ikku published his famous Yoshitsune Ichidai Ki (The Annals of General 
Yoshitsune) as a Memehon in 1816. Works of pornographic literature, too, such as the "pillow books" 
{Makurazoshi, with erotic illustrations), were often secretly published as miniature books, and might be 
given by a mother to her daughter as a useful wedding gift. A notable example is the Naniwa Yusho Sanju 
Neya (Thirty Bedroom Scenes in the Osaka Geisha Houses) by the understandably pseudonymous Renren 
San j in. 

The modern Japanese miniature book is quite different. Those done in the style of the Ezo Mamehon, 
or "Hokkaido School of Miniature Books," as are most of ours, are generally about 7 by 10 centimeters in 
size £md are stitched in wrappers decorated in a variety of ways. Some have been done in color wood- 
block by noted modern artists, among them Shiko Munakata, Jun ichiro Sekino, and Sempan Maekawa. From 
100 to 300 copies of each book are printed. 

Beginning in 1953, a series of miniature books has been issued under the general title Ezo Mamehon 
by Mr. Yoshiro Sato, the editor and publisher. Thirty-five issues have been published to date for the mem- 
bers of the Hokkaido Miniature Book Club (Hokkaido Mamehon no Kai). The subject matter of the little 
books is of particular interest to bibliophiles —some are essays on book collecting or on limited editions 
and fine bindings, other are collections of poems by bookmen. Bunsho Jugaku, a Blake scholar and an ex- 
pert on Japanese papermaking, Sensui Shoji, an authority on Japanese bookbinding, and the late Shozo 
Saito, a librarian and leading bibliophile, have been among the authors of books in the series. Several 
interesting ones have been devoted to the art, songs, and folklore of the Ainu people, whose remaining 
primitive settlements are to be found in Hokkaido. Most of the books in the Ezo Mamehon series are illus- 
trated, again by well-known modern woodblock artists. A picture of Munakata, hard at work, across from 
an example of his style, can be seen in the above illustration of an opening in one of his books. 

There are several sources of information, all in Japanese, on the twentieth-century mamehon: Shozo 
Saito s Tosei Mamehon no Hanashi (Essays on Contemporary Miniature Books; Tokyo: Seiendo, 1936), 



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Seijiro Komai's article on "Mamehon Arekore" (Various Miniature Books in My Collection) in his Nihon 
no Genteihon (Tokyo: Shomotsu Tembo Sha, 1952), and the issues of Mamehon Dayori (Miniature Book 
News), issued for the Hokkaido club as a supplement to the Ezo Mamehon series. 

The Library's interest in Japanese miniature books grew out of Everett Moore's collecting activities 
while spending a year on the faculty of the Japan Library School, at Keio University. In the course of 
searching for examples of modern fine printing, he acquired a few of the Mamehon. Later, correspondence 
with Mr. Yoshiro Sato led to further acquisitions for the Library, and now Mr. Moore and Stephen Lin have 
been accepted for membership in the Hokkaido Mamehon no Kai. 




Where Our Higher Degrees Were Earned 

The Harvard Library recently reported some interesting facts about the origins of the degrees in li- 
brarianship held by members of its staff, and pointed out in The Harvard Librarian that, not surprisingly, 
Simmons and Columbia, with 39 and 23, respectively, were far out in front. This moved us to look up the 
facts about our 102 library school graduates, and as a result we can say that, "not surprisingly," Cali- 
fornia (Berkeley) and USC are far out in front. The respective figures are 39 and 26. In third place is 
Columbia, with 8, the very next is young UCLA, with 5, and fifth, with four, is Illinois. 



June 8, 1962 115 

Those with two each are Atlanta, Immaculate Heart, Michigan, North Carolina, Pratt, and Washington. 
One each came from Denver, the Los Angeles Public Library School, Minnesota, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Col- 
lege of St. Catherine, the Library School of the Eotros (Lorant University in Budapest), and University 
College in London. 

Harvard was surprised that none of their staff had come from either Chicago or Rutgers. None of ours, 
surprisingly, is from Chicago or Western Reserve —or Simmons. 

Of added interest is the spread of the 34 Master's degrees held by our staff in other fields. 7 are from 
UCLA, 5 from UC at Berkeley, 3 from Columbia, 2 from Harvard, and 1 each from Brussels, Budapest, 
Buffalo, Chicago Musical College, CCNY, Denver, Hebrew University, Indiana, University of Latvia, Long 
Beach State College, Oklahoma, Oregon, St. John's, Stanford, Syracuse, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

Four doctorates are to be noted: Rudolf Engelbarts's Ph.D. in German, from UC, Berkeley, Gladys 
Graham's Ed.D. from UCLA, Miriam Lichtheim's Ph.D. in Egyptology, from Chicago, and Doyce Nunis's 
Ph.D. in History, from USC. 

Thanks to Mrs. Dis^on 

The following letter of appreciation has been received by Dean Powell from James S. ilealey, Librar- 
ian of the Free Public Library of New Bedford, Massachusetts. (For "Miss Dixon" read, of course, "Mrs. 
Dixon.") 

I am writing to commend you on one of your staff — in particular. Miss Elizabeth Dixon of 
the Office of Oral History. In New Bedford, we have just opened our Melville Whaling Room— a 
collection of over 20,000 pieces dealing with the Whaling industry. We have, on the staff, a 
man who is an old whaler. And I had thought it might be interesting to get some of his exper- 
iences down on tape —at least some of the ones he was telling me as we set up the room. 

At this time, I read Miss Dixon's article in L.J. I wrote her asking for details so that I 
might get an idea of how the program at the University worked. She sent me a detailed look at 
exactly what the program entailed. Her answer contained information I would never thought to 
have asked for. And, it wi 11 be of great help to me. 

I wanted you to know of Miss Dixon's unusual, and thoughtful co-operation. And, I would 
also like to offer you my wishes for the continued success of another fine program instituted 
by you. One more comment— I have heard such good things about your new library school. I 
know that it will continue to produce librarians who believe that libraries are for people, and 
not for the super-professionals as the school I went to did. 

From the Arrowhead Campus 

Two meetings held at the University's Arrowhead Conference Center last week drew heavily upon 
UCLA faculty and library manpower. The first of these, the Second National Law and Electronics Con- 
ference (May 27-29), was sponsored jointly by the System Development Corporation and the UCLA Com- 
mittee for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law and the Administration of Justice. This conference attracted 
more than a hundred judges, lawyers, law professors, and computer specialists, and included a sprinkling 
of librarians. Tlie UCLA representation included Edgar A. Jones, Professor of Law, prime mover of the 
meeting, and Benjamin Aaron, Norman Abrams, John A. Bauman, George W. Brown, William Cohen, Webster 
E. Cotton, Andrew H. Horn, Robert L. Jordan, Richard C. Maxwell, Frances McQuade, Herbert Morris, 
Louis Piacenza, Murray L. Schwartz, and Charles B. Tompkins. A number of interesting applications of 
computers to data processing and information retrieval were presented, and there was consideration of 
larger issues such as interdisciplinary understanding and the fundamental legal postulates of a free society. 



116 UCLA Librarian 



The second meeting was a smaller one, of workshop dimensions, on Information Systems Design 
(May 29-June 1), sponsored by the University Library, the School of Library Service, and the American 
Documentation Institute, with the assistance of University Extension. The purpose of this meeting was 
to determine the methodology of systems design, including the appropriate application of computers and 
other mechanical elements in an information storage and retrieval system. The library was the most fre- 
quently cited example of an information system. The concluding session, chaired by Andrew Horn, dealt 
with educational and research needs for systems design and "information science, in and outside of uni- 
versities and library schools. 

The planning committee consisted of Robert M. Hayes, Donald Black (secretary, who also served as 
program coordinator), George Arnovick (Radio Corporation of America), Harold Borko (System Development 
Corporation), Andrew Horn, J. S. Morison (Douglas Aircraft Corporation), and Robert Vosper. Librarians 
participating and observing, and not including those mentioned above, were: Joseph Becker (Consultant 
on the Library 21 exhibition of the Seattle World Fair), Louise Darling, Henry J. Dubester (Library of 
Congress), Frances Neeland (RCA), L. C. Powell, Frank B. Rogers (National Library of Medicine), Louis 
A. Schultheiss (University of Illinois, Chicago Division), Russell Shank (Assistant University Librarian, 
Berkeley), Ralph R. Shaw (Rutgers Graduate School of Library Service), George A. Vdovin (San Diego), 
and Melvin J. Voigt (University Librarian, San Diego). Professors Vinton A. Dearing (English Department) 
and Charles B. Tompkins (Mathematics Department) appeared as panelists. Dean Stafford Warren greeted 
and keynoted the conference on behalf of Chancellor Murphy. The workshop was supported by a grant 
from the National Science Foundation, with the participation of the National Aeronautics and Space Ad- 
ministration. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Liibrarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Acting Assistant Editor: Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, Sue Folz, Andrew H. Horn, Stephen Lin, James Mink, Wilbur J. Smith, Gretchen Taylor, 
Brooke Whiting, Rosalee Wright, Richard Zumwinkle. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



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Volume 15, Number 17 



June 22, 1962 



Pcople^s Almanac. '37. 



How-To-Do-lt: Hippo Trapping in an Old American Almanac 

The Department of Special Collections has recently added to its extensive holdings of American al- 
manacs the Morton Pennypacker Collection, numbering 738 almanacs, most of which were published in 

New York State before 1850. Others are from New England, New 
Jersey, and Pennsylvania printers. The earliest item in the col- 
lection is The Dead Man's Almanack, 1744, by Titan Leeds, of 
New York, and there are also lengthy runs of works by other great 
almanac-makers, such as Nathaniel Ames, Andrew Beers, the 
pseudonymous Isaac Bickerstaff, Nathan Daboll, John Nathan 
Hutchins, Nathaniel Low, and David Young. 

Seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century almanacs 
from year to year reflect American life in its scientific, literary, 
political, and popular aspects. Such titles as The American 
Temperance Almanac, The Astro-Magnetic Almanac, The TippC' 
canoe and Log Cabin Almanac, and The Whig Almanac and United 
States Register clearly show the trends of the times. Persons 
needing astronomical information certainly used these volumes 
extensively, but almanacs appealed to a much wider group who 
read them for the varied information they contained, especially 
on dates and holidays, and for their entertaining anecdotes and 
practical suggestions. 

Illustrations became more commonly used in almanacs dur- 
ing the nineteenth century. A characteristic example printed 
by woodcut, shown here, appears on the back cover of The Peo- 
ple' s Almanac for 1837, of Boston, which is further elucidated 
in the text: 




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Captain Boeteler, during his survey of the eastern coast of Africa, ascended one of the 
rivers of Mozambique, which thronged with Hippopotami. "In going down the opposite side to 
that on which we communicated with the natives, we observed that where the Hippopotami has 
broken down the bank in their passage to and from the river, sharp-pointed poles hardened by 
fire were placed by the natives for the purpose of staking them in their descent. The interpreter 
informed us that many were caught in this way: they die from the wound shortly after they reach 
the water. . . The skin, however hard and tough, is not proof against the violence with which a 
falling body of such weight comes in contact with the point of the stake. . . 

The 1837 issue of the People's Almanac also carries an article on the pearl fisheries in the East Indies 
and the Gulf of California, a note on the Water Mole of New Holland, an account of a St. Bernard dog res- 
cuing a traveler, and a tale of smuggling on the western coast of Ireland. 



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Personnel Notes 

Shimeon Brisman, formerly of the Jewish Community Library in Los Angeles, will join the staff as 
Librarian II in the Catalog Department on August 1. lie will assist Miss Lichtheim in handling Near 
Eastern materials, with special responsibility for those in the Hebrew language. 

David Esplin will join the staff of the Acquisitions Department in July as Anglo-American Bibliog- 
rapher. Mr. Esplin brings his wife and three children all the way from the University of Otago, in Dunedin, 
New Zealand, where he has been sub-librarian in charge of Reference and Circulation. 

Dorothy Harmon will become African Bibliographer in August, replacing Mary Ryan who will be in 
charge of the Government Publications Room. Roberta Nixon will transfer from the Bindery Preparation 
Section to succeed Miss Harmon as Head of the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment. 

Alex Baer, of the Catalog Department, will become Acting Slavic Bibliographer on September 1. 

Mrs. Diane Tallmadge, a 1962 graduate of the School of Library Service, will join the Catalog Depart- 
ment as Librarian I early in July to handle all books in Physics, Chemistry, and Geology. 

Mrs. Jean Buck Tuckerman will join the staff in July as Librarian I in the Reference Department. 
She is a graduate of the Simmons College School of Library Science, and has had five years of experience 
in the Department of Resources and Acquisitions of the Harvard College Library. 

Mrs. Audrey Malkin, a June graduate of the School of Library Service, has been promoted to Librarian 
I and will transfer from the Music Library to the Business Administration Library. 

Mrs. Marjeanne Blinn, this year's holder of the Winifred Walker Fellowship, and a summer graduate 
of the UCLA library school, has accepted a position with the staff of the University Elementary School 
as Librarian I. She will have special responsibility for the building and servicing of the audio-visual 
materials collection. 

Adolph Baumann, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, studied 
at the University of Wisconsin where he worked as a student assistant in the Library. 

Mrs. Marilyn Bohan has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Serials Section of the 
Acquisitions Department. She attended West Virginia Institute of Technology, and has worked for the 
California Department of Employment. 

Mrs. Eileen Kaplan, newly employed as Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, is a former UCLA student and was employed by Mars Stationers before joining the Library 
staff. 

Joyce Monies has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. She received her Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA this month, and has worked 
as a clerk in the Medical Center. 

Marvin Schwartz, who has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, 
studied architecture at the University of Minnesota and worked as a page in the Library there. 

Nancy Wilson has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library. She will marry and 
move to Belmont, California. 

Gene Paicurich has resigned as Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, and will 
enroll at the University of Minnesota. 



June 22, 1962 



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Edward Vischer, an Early California Artist 

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in California, is the subject of the current exhibit in the Department of Special Collections. On display 









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are four of Vischer s five books, all rare San Francisco imprints: Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region, 
1862, Views of California, 1862, Pictorial of California, 1870, and Missions of Upper California, 1872. 
Vischer s fifth book, Briefe eines Deutschen aus Californien, 1842, published in San Francisco in 1873, 
is apparently known by only one copy in the California State Library. The book, however, was translated 
by Erwin Gustav Gudde as Edward Vischer's First Visit to California, and published in 1940; a copy of 
this edition is exhibited. 

Paintings by Vischer were photographed for the illustrations in Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region 
and Pictorial of California, but for Vieirs of California lithographs were made. His paintings all have a 
period charm, but even more interesting is the depiction of California during the middle years of the nine- 
teenth century. Francis P. Farquhar, in the California Historical Society Quarterly of December 1930, 
wrote of Vischer that "a talent for drawing and an appreciative eye for the picturesque led him to make 
sketches of scenes and objects wherever he went. He was especially attracted by the ruins of the Span- 
ish missions and his drawings of them form a valuable record of their appearance at that time. Trees seem 
to have been next in his affections, closely followed by mountain and rural scenes. . .* 

Vischer was born in Regensburg, Bavaria, and came to America as one of the enterprising group of 
merchants clustered around Heinrich Virmond, with offices in Mexico City and Acapulco. He made his 
first trip to California in 1842 to inspect Mr. Virmond's business, and in 1849 he returned to settle in San 
Francisco where he remained for the rest of his life. 



120 UCLA Librarian 



Visitors 

Walter Simon, Professor of Chinese at the University of London, and Visiting Professor at the Uni- 
versity of Toronto, visited the Oriental Library on May 21. 

Robert E. Brasher, Serials Cataloger, and Sidney Sims, Serials and Documents Acquisitions Librarian, 
both from Long Beach State College, visited the Library on June 7 to confer with Helen More and Betty 
Norton on our methods of organization and control of serial publications. 

Gregory Paul, bookseller of Northridge, California, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
June 13. 

Roy Stokes, Head of the School of Librarianship at Loughborough College of Further Education, in 
Loughborough, England, visited the Department of Special Collections with Dean Powell on June 13. Mr. 
Stokes is a visiting professor this summer at the School of Library Service, where he is teaching a course 
on the history of the book. 

Mrs. Patricia Gebhard, Serials Cataloger at the University Library on the Santa Barbara campus, con- 
sulted with Helen More about serials cataloging on June 14. 

A Landmark in Japanese Bibliography 

A noteworthy event for the Japanese library world was the publication last month of the first compre- 
hensive guide to reference sources, Nihon no Sanko Tosho (Japanese Reference Books). Copies of this 
valuable bibliography have been received by staff members here as gifts from Miss Naomi Fukuda, Librar- 
ian of the International House of Japan, in Tokyo, and from Mr. Yukio Fujino, a staff member of the same 
Library, now on leave, who has just completed a year of study at the School of Library Service. 

The general arrangement of this bibliographical guide follows that of Constance Winchell's. Nearly 
3000 entries, most of them annotated, and including books published as late as October 1961, are grouped 
in four broad categories — General Works, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology —and 
each of these is divided again into subject fields to form chapters. Within chapters there is further divi- 
sion, for example. Bibliography, Dictionaries, Handbooks, Chronological Tables, Statistics, and so on. 
Besides the annotations for almost every entry, general notes appear at the beginning of many chapters 
and sections. A detailed table of contents and an extensive title and author index, referring directly to 
entry numbers, facilitate the use of the guide. 

Nihon no Sanko Tosho was published with assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, and was com- 
piled by an editorial committee of nine members formed last year. Two of the editors visited here three 
years ago as members of the Japanese Field Seminar on Library Reference Services: Miss Fukuda, the 
Seminar's chairman, in whose Library the new reference guide was compiled, and Mr. Yasumasa Oda, Chief 
of the Humanities Reference Section of the National Diet Library. 

Staff Members Participate in MLA Conference 

The 61st annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, held in Chicago on June 5-8, was attended 
by Louise Darling, Robert Lewis, and Pat Walter, staff members of the Biomedical Library, and by Dorothy 
Mueller and Martha Bovee, interns in the medical librarianship training program. Mr. Lewis conducted 
two sessions of a seminar on "Emerging Disciplines in Medicine." Miss Darling, who was chosen Vice 
President and President-Elect of MLA, presided over an international breakfast session of the Associa- 
tion s foreign fellowship program, in her capacity as chairman of the International Cooperation Committee. 



June 22, 1962 121 



Revised Library Lending Code Is Prepared 

The Library will issue next week a new revision of the Lending Code, which will be effective on 
July 1 and will supersede the revised text of 1960. The Lending Code Revision Committee, chaired by 
Everett Moore, and including Donald Black, James Cox, Esther Euler, Norah Jones, Robert Lewis, and 
Johanna Tallman as members, has consulted with the Library Committee of the Academic Senate, as well 
as with other Library staff members and the Committee for Library Affairs of the Graduate Students Asso- 
ciation. 

Mr. Vosper, in announcing the publication of the revised Lending Code to members of the Senate Li- 
brary Committee, pointed out some of the principal changes in the new text. One, reflecting the Senate's 
recommendation, provides for books to be borrowed by faculty members for a loan period of three weeks, 
with an option to return them or to renew them for the remainder of the semester. Another restricts the 
loan period of both bound and unbound periodicals to "same-day" use in the Library for non-University 
borrowers, who will be expected to obtain photocopies of periodical articles needed for outside use. 

Among other provisions in the new Code are those permitting graduate students to renew books by 
telephone or mail, increasing the minimum charge for a lost book from $5.00 to $8.00, and subjecting non- 
University holders of Courtesy cards to fines for overdue books. The Code specifically records the Li- 
brary s responsibilities, as defined by President Kerr, to the faculty members and graduate students of 
the other University campuses and to the faculty members of other universities and colleges in California. 

SLA Convention as Seen by Roving Reporter 

(Charlotte Georgi and Edwin Kaye were among the 1600 delegates at the SLA meeting last month. 
Miss Georgi reports here some of her impressions.) 

The 53rd annual convention of the Special Libraries Association was held in Washington, 
D. C, on May 27-31 in weather ranging from hot and humid to not-so-hot and humid, when it 
wasn't just plain raining. 

It seemed this year that every other program was on information retrieval and the use of 
machines in libraries. One of the best talks, especially in view of UCLA's own library survey, 
was given by Edward Heiliger, Librarian of the Chicago Division of the University of Illinois, 
on "Applications of Data Processing Techniques to All Library Procedures.* He reported that 
it took a year to make work-flow charts there, and that those who had complex minds produced 
complex charts, while the best ones were done by those with relatively simple but logical minds! 
These charts, now part of a report to the Council on Library Resources, are to be published 
later this year by the Scarecrow Press. In another session, Don R. Swanson, of Ramo-Wooldridge 
in Los Angeles, stated that machines are "thorough, diligent, and mindless, but, as such, can 
relieve trained personnel of much dull, routine work. 

The time between these computer sessions I devoted to visits to various government agen- 
cies, the Department of Commerce, the Government Printing Office, and the Library of Congress, 
where I learned that an immortal melody, "I Fell Out of Love in a Fail-Out Shelter," was in 
process of being copyrighted. 

Yearbook Features Bookish Views 

Interesting and sometimes startling photographs of views in the stacks of the Biomedical Library 
adorn the division pages of this year's Meducla. The reader of the latest edition of the UCLA Medical 
School yearbook will see stack shelves, ^tairwsUs, carrels, and rows of books. Meducla 1962 will serve, 
perhaps, as a rather strong reminder to this year's graduates of the profitable hours they have spent in 
the Library and of the services it can render them in future. 



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Oriental Collections Are Enriched by Gifts 

Professor Ensho Ashikaga, of the Department of Oriental Languages, has called to our attention the 
importance of two collections of Far Eastern materials recently given to the Oriental Library by members 
of the Los Angeles Japanese-American community. "All of these books," he wrote, "which we did not 
have before, constitute very valuable additions to our Oriental Library.' Professor Ashikaga briefly 
described each collection: 

Mr. Akira Komari, a UCLA graduate and President of the Rafu Shimpo newspaper (the lar- 
gest Japanese-language daily paper in this area), donated to the Library 158 titles, in 341 vol- 
umes, of Japanese books on literature, art. Buddhism, archaeology, history, and other subjects. 
The largest item is a collection of Japanese contemporary literature in 47 volumes. These books 
will be of great value to students as well as to faculty members. Mr. Teiho Hashida, Chief Edi- 
tor of the Rafu Shimpo, gave valuable assistance in arranging for the donation of books to the 
University. 

Mr. Joseph Suski, also an alumnus of UCLA, gave to the Library a part of the collection 
of his father, the late Dr. Peter M. Suski, formerly a professor in the medical school at USC. 
Most of the books are on Chinese philology, and the collection includes three titles of Japanese 
books Emd 153 titles, in 653 volumes, of Chinese books. The most important items are the var- 
ious works by Chinese authors on the Shuo-wen, the famous dictionary compiled about 100 A.D. 

Librarians at Play 

A moving struggle between two powerful chess teams took place on June 13 when, in a concentrated 
atmosphere of smoke, beer, pretzels, and chocolate-covered doughnuts, the Bulldogs —Gordo Douglas, 
Tom Harris, and Grady Zimmerman —met Bob Livermore, Mike Murphy, and Pete Warshaw, known to chess 
enthusiasts as the Puddycats. After round one, the benighted Bulldogs found themselves two points be- 
hind; they rallied, though, and four games later the score was tied at iVi to 3/4. Harris, then, in a final, 
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Technical Processes Meeting Is Held 

The Southern California Technical Processes Group held its Spring meeting on June 6 in the new 
quarters of the Los Angeles County Public Library on the 13th floor of the Hall of Records Building. 
Several members of the Catalog Department attended the session and heard talks by Martha Boaz, Dean 
of the School of Library Science at USC, on the prospects for legislation to equalize public library ser- 
vice in California, and Melvin Voigt, University Librarian on the San Diego campus, on regional coopera- 
tion within the University of California libraries. 



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Krikor M. Khantamour 

Kevoric A. Sarafian, Lecturer in Armenian Studies, has contributed the following note on Krikor M. 
Khantamour, donor of a large collection of Armenian books: 

The donor of the important collection of Armenian books to the UCLA Library was a man of 
determination, high ideals, and lofty aspirations. He was a typical bibliophile. This hobby of 
collecting rare, hard-to-find, valuable, historical, archeological, and philological books stemmed 
from his desire to explore the rich heritage of his people. Many Armenian scholars profited from 
the use of his library in their research in Armenian studies. The writer was one of those fortu- 
nate scholars who delved into the mysteries of the development of education in Armenia, draw- 
ing on the many sources found in Dr. Khantamour's library. This extensive collection of Armen- 
ian sources, primary as well as secondary, both in ancient and modern Armenian as well as 
European languages, has been extremely useful in the research of the Armenian historian or 
linguist residing in America, far from the main libraries of the Armenian Mechitarist monasteries 
of Venice and Vienna, and of the St. James monastery in Jerusalem. 

It was an act of providence that Dr. Khantamour lived in Southern California and that at the 
suggestions of his friends, Michael Hagopian, Kevork A. Sarafian, and Aram Tolegian, he was 
kind enough to bequeath his collection of Armenian books to the Library of UCLA, where Armen- 
ian studies now have a place in the Near Eastern Center, under the direction of Professor von 
Grunebaum. 

Dr. Khantamour was born in Divrig, Turkish Armenia, in 1885. After receiving his diploma 
and Bachelor's degree from Anatolia American College in Marsovan, Turkey, he taught in Ordou. 
He came to the United States in 1909 and received his training and degree in dentistry from the 
University of Michigan in 1912. He practiced for three years in Michigan, then moved to Fresno, 
where he practiced until his retirement in 1935. The same year he moved to Los Angeles. He 
died on April 13 as an indirect result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Marie Khantamour of Los Angeles, his daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Savage, and his son. Jack. 

These few lines of appreciation are a tribute to the memory of this gentleman who made his 
life meaningful to posterity. 

Librarian's Notes 

I'm extremely pleased and the UCLA Library is honored by the fully deserved distinction that has 
come to two of our staff members in national societies. 

Miss Louise Darling, at the recent meeting of the Medical Library Association, was elected Vice 
President, President-Elect of that august society. This is a remarkable honor; the MLA has always turned 
to the most eminent of people for its Presidency. Miss Darling is already a member of the Council of the 
American Association for the History of Medicine, for the term expiring in 1964. A further honor has come 
to her in the shape of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to permit her to spend two months this sum- 
mer in Tegucigalpa advising on the development of the Medical Library at the National University of Hon- 
duras. Thus she is the second of our staff in very recent months to be called on for special aid to Latin 
America, Mr. Miles having spent May and part of June advising the Rector of the University of Colombia 
in Bogota on library matters. 

The Special Libraries Association was meeting almost concurrently with the Medical Library group, 
and on this occasion Miss Charlotte Georgi was elected Vice Chairman and Bulletin Editor of the Business 
and Finance Division. 



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Assistant University Librarian Everett Moore left last week with Mrs. Moore to drive by way of the 
University of Nevada to Seattle, where for the summer session he will be visiting professor in the Univer- 
sity of Washington's library School. 

I take great heart and pride in these evidences of the professional competence and generosity of the 
UCLA Library staff. 



The Legislative Assembly, Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate, consists of 48 people of 
whom 8 are ex officio members, 7 are elected members-at-large from among the whole Los Angeles group, 
and the remainder are elected representative members from eleven disciplinary groups on the campus. In 
the recent election of members to this body for the next academic year. Professor Andrew Horn of the 
School of Library Service was elected a member-at-large and 1 was elected one of the two representatives 
of Group V. In the same election Dean Powell was elected a member-at-large of the Committee on Commit- 
tees, a crucial group in Senate organization. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Louise Darling, Sue Folz, Joe Gantner, 
Charlotte Georgi, Tom Harris, Ralph Johnson, Stephen Lin, Man-Hing Mok, Helen More, Elizabeth Norton, 
Helene Schimansky, Gretchen Taylor, Brooke Whiting. 



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The American Library Association has consulted its crystal ball, and the results of the fearless in- 
quiry have materialized for all to marvel at, or to disparage, at the Library of the Future in the Century 

21 exhibition in Seattle. Much of 
the vision is quite familiar, with 
brightly colored picture books for 
children, long files of reference ma- 
terials, and the usual incunabulum 
triumphantly displayed in a glass 
case like a stuffed head in a trophy 
room. But the novelty of Library 21 
is a phalanx of electronic and auto- 
matic apparatus which, hopefully, 
will diversify and expedite library 
services to a degree significantly 
beyond the powers of unaided mor- 
tals. 

The star of the show is a 
Univac computer, which stands fac- 
ing the reference desk, and visitors 
who feel intimidated by its auda- 
ciously blinking lights and whirling 
tapes are gently reassured as the 
machine good-naturedly ransacks 
the world's wisdom for answers to 
their reference questions. Should your nerve (or the computer) fail you, you have only to turn to the right 
and be consoled by the familiar sight of flesh-and-blood librarians standing by with such old dependables 
as the OED and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. 

These apparently incongruous elements have been harmonized, by means of the imaginative and grace- 
ful decor created by Los Angeles designer Vance Johnson, into a vision of a Peaceable Kingdom, which 
the Book and the Bit will share in happy symbiosis. As with most visions, this one has been brought to 
reality over obstacles of constant criticism, inertia, and disappointment, and the librarians who were priv- 
ileged to welcome and escort thousands of daily visitors found both joy and pain in their task. Among the 
most sympathetic of the guests were Secretary and Mrs. Dean Rusk, and our picture shows the Secretary 
listening, with the infinite indulgence of a veteran diplomat, while Gordon Martin, on leave from the Uni- 
versity's Riverside campus as the Local Project Director, struggles to dramatize the virtues of a Thermo- 
fax copier in spite of the machine's obstinate recalcitrance. The world of Century 21 is not the City of 
God, and our hopes for the future, in Seattle no less than at UCLA, are sustained at the mercy of prosaic 
technicalities and by the grace of human patience. 

Edmond Mignon 




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An Official Announcement 

"Effective July 1, 1962, professional librarians will be classified as academic employees and will 
come under the jurisdiction of the Academic Personnel Offices." (By President Kerr, in the University 
Bulletin of June 18.) 

Personnel Notes 

/. M. Edelstein, with his wife and two young children, has arrived in Los Angeles from the Library 
of Congress to take up his new assignment here as Bibliographer for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 

Mrs. Judith Frank has been employed as a Senior Account Clerk in the Acquisitions Department. 
She has held clerical positions with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and with McMahan s Ac- 
counting Offices. 

Carole Klement, who has joined the staff as Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, has studied 
at Los Angeles City College and has held various clerical positions while a student. 

Marilyn Nickman, newly employed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, earned a 
Bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Redlands and a Master's in Linguistics at Columbia 
University. She has also studied Spanish at Mexico City College and Hindi at the Berkeley campus of 
the University. 

Resignations have been received from Helene Kuhlmann, Principal Library Assistant in the University 
Elementary School Library, Joyce Manies, Senior Library Assistant in the ^Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library, and Thomas Jensen, Principal Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loans Section of the 
Reference Department. 

Reference Guide is Compiled by Miss Georgi and Associates 

The Gale Research Company has just published Statistics Sources, a subject guide to primary sources 
of statistical data for many fields of study, for which Charlotte Georgi was one of the editors. Other ed- 
itors were Paul Wasserman, of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration at Cornell Un- 
iversity, Eleanor Allen, of the Wharton School of f inance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, 
and Anthony Kruzas, of the Department of library Science at the University of Michigan. Robert Armstrong, 
Mollie and Edmond Mignon, and William Woods, of the UCLA Library, are among the research associates 
whose aid is credited in the Preface. 

Clark Manuscripts are Used in Edition of Wilde's Letters 

Publication in London this month of The Letters of Oscar Wilde, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis, marks 
the end of an eight-year project in which the Clark Library has been continuously involved. On page xiv 
of this thousand-page volume, which includes 1,098 letters, the editor states. 

The finest collection of Wilde letters and other material in the world is in the William 
Andrews Clark l,ibrary. Without the ceaseless and ungrudging assistance of the Director, 
Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, and his staff, my task would have been impossible. In partic- 
ular I received much initial help from Mr. John Charles Finzi, the compiler of the collec- 
tion's catalogue (Oscar Wilde and His Literary Circle, 1957), and I have been continuously 
sustained by the kindness and efficiency of Mrs. Edna C. Davis. 

Illustrations include seven from the Clark collection, and 310 of the letters are printed from the orig- 
inals in the Clark. Mr. Hart-Davis's footnotes are a veritable literary history of Wilde's time. The work 
is the most important piece of Wilde scholarhip yet to appear, and points up the need for a critical edition 
of Wilde s complete works. 



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Books in Multiform 

An exhibit on "The Evolution of the Book: from Cuneiform to Microform" will be shown in the Main 
Library through August 16. Roy Stokes, Head of the School of Librarianship at Loughborough College of 
Further Education, in Loughborough, England, and a visiting professor for the summer in the School of 
Library Service, cooperated with the Exhibits Committee in preparing the display. Professor Stokes, who 
teaches a course on the history of the book, also wrote the descriptive notes. 




Among the many items in the exhibit are ancient clay tablets, examples of Oriental printing, a four- 
teenth-century Hebrew scroll, leaves from an illuminated manuscript, a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, 
and the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Books printed by Plantin, Elzevier, Estienne, Baskerville, 
Pine, Bulmer, and Bodoni may be seen, as well as books illustrated by Holbein, Diirer, Bewick, Cruik- 
shank, and Eric Gill. All of the materials are from the Department of Special Collections. 

Helyesbites 

We are indebted to a careful reader up at Fresno State College for his pointing out, in the Librarian 
of June 8, our careless, not to say illiterate, reference to the Library School of the Eotvos Lorand Uni- 
versity of Budapest. "Isten alld meg a magyart! he chants, and signs himself, cordially enough, "Mely 
tisztelettel. Madden Henrik." 



Staff Association Votes for New Officers 

Shirley Hood, President-Elect of the Library Staff Association, will assume office as President this 
summer. Elections are now being held for the other offices in the organization. Nominees for Vice Pres- 
ident and President -Elect are Kelley Cartwright and Edwin Kaye. Four persons, of whom two are to be 
elected, have been nominated as professional members of the Executive Board: Ann Briegleb, Richard 
Brome, Esther Euler, and Samuel Margolis. Judith Collier, Carolyn Du Par, and I'erry Fukunaga are can- 
didates for the two nonprofessional positions. Ballots must be returned by July 13. 



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Thomas Jenner's A Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing or Colouring of Mapps and Prints. Or the 
Young-mans Time well spent (London, 1647) has been added by the Department of Special Collections 
to its growing collection of early drawing books. This edition is not mentioned in Donald Wing s Short- 
Title Catalogue, which does, however, list three later editions, all of them scarce. The 1652 edition 
has been located in the National Library of Scotland (Advocates), in the Bodleian Library, and in the 
Huntington Library; copies of the 1660 edition are in the British Museum and at Yale; and the 1666 edi- 
tion is in the British Museum and in the Bodleian. 

The 1647 edition is probably the first, and, apart from its special interest as being unrecorded bib- 
liographically, it has its own particular attraction. "How to do it" books on a wide range of subjects 
first became popular in the seventeenth century, and Jenner s book is among the very earliest on the tech- 
niques of drawing. The book is a folio — our copy is uncut— with eighteen pages of text attractively 
printed, and it is illustrated with seventeen handsome full-page copperplate engravings, the first of which 
depicts "The trve portraitvre of Albertvs Dvrers, the verie prime painter and graver of Germany." 

Thomas Jenner was a man who left nothing to chance. In a long paragraph on drawing the face, he 
remarks that "the Nose is that which is contained between the Cheeks, descending from betwixt the eyes, 
and reacheth at the Nostrills: The Nostrills are those two holes which hang on each side of the bottome 
of the Nose, by vertue of which holes we smell: the Cheeks are the spaces between the Ear, the hollow 
of the Eye and the nose: The Concavitie which commeth from the bottome of the Nose to the Upper Lip, 
is the Gutter of the Nose: The Upper Lip is that red peece of flesh above the mouth. . . ," and so on. 
Hardly a poet's description, to be sure, but not without its own charm. 

Little is known of Thomas Jenner. He "flourished" (we trust) from 1631 to 1656, during which time 
he kept a print shop by the south entrance of the Royal Exchange and had the distinction to be recom- 
mended by John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys as one of the best shops for engraving in London. He wrote a 
few other works, but here uncertainty is the rule: several sources ascribe works to Jenner which Wing 
sternly enters under title. 

Biomedical Library Exhibit Is Shown at AMA Convention 

"The Treatment of Mental Hlness," an exhibit illustrating man's search for an understanding of men- 
tal illness, was shown last month in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association. 
The exhibit, designed by Charles W. Tidd, of the Department of Psychiatry, and Donald Read, of the Bio- 
medical Library, was first displayed in the Biomedical Library a year ago. 

Service Awards to Staff Members 

Pins have been awarded for 35 years of service to the University, to Hilda Gray; for 30 years of ser- 
vice, to Gladys Graham and Harry Williams; for 15 years of service, to Page Ackerman; and for 10 years 
of service, to Lou Johnson and Lorraine Mathies. 

Visitors 

Lee E. Grove, Director of Publications for the Council on Library Resources, in Washington, D. C, 
was a recent visitor to the Library. 

Usama Kuwatli, of the Ministry of Culture and National Guidance, in Damascus, Syrian Arab Repub- 
lic, visited the Library on June 25 to discuss library matters with Miss Koch and Mr. Vosper, and to ex- 
amine the Ethnomusicology Archive and collections of musical instruments in the Music Building. 



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ALA and ARL in Miami Beach 

(The American Library Association met in its 81st annual conference at Miami Beach on June 17-23. 
Several of our staff members report here their impressions of the meetings.) 

The last time I was in Miami Heach, a year and a half ago, 1 tried to lecture to the Florida Libiary 
Association in the Cafe le Can Can. This time at the American Library Association meetings I stayed 
at the Moulin Rouge Motel, and the Association of Research Libraries met in the Bardot Room at one of 
the large new hotels. Something in this whole setting left me with a considerable sense of inadequacy. 

When the ALA met here in 1956 the luxury hotels lining the ocean front stretched to about the 41st 
block on Collins Avenue. Now they are lined cheek-by-jowl to the 141st block. In 1956 members of the 
Association of College and Research Libraries went on a junket to Havana for a hospitable joint meeting 
with the Cuban Library Association, a magnificent experience in international library relations. This time 
there was a special bilingual placement office to help find jobs for Cuban librarians in exile. 

In 1956 the weather was placid. This time was the monsoon season with thundering rains almost 
every day, generally just at the point when everyone was trying to get to a meeting or a dinner in another 
hotel. The awkward weather did, however, produce delightful tropical scenes just after the rains had 
passed — clear light and brilliant blue skies piled high with billowing clouds above the cocoa palms on 
the low horizons, reminiscent of the Gulf scenes that Winslow Homer painted. 

The meetings of the Association of Research Libraries and of its Board of Directors were lengthy, 
crucial, and for me rather exacting because I was presenting plans for the expansion of membership under 
our new charter. Federal legislation was much on our minds during the ARL sessions, as well as those 
of the ALA itself. We looked with hope at HR 11823 which would expand the Library Services Act and 
even amend it to provide direct book funds for college and university libraries, a potential development 
that would be as momentous in its change in Federal attitudes as was the original Library Services Act. 
On the other hand, we worried about a Postal Bill that would tie onto a revenue act a dangerous inhibition 
against the dispatch through the mails of almost any publication from a communist country. And then in 
the ARL's Farmington Plan Committee meeting we listened hopefully to possibilities for extending Public 
Law 480 into other countries besides India, Pakistan, and the United Arab Republic, as well as possibil- 
ities for using PL 480 funds for some other library purposes than procurement, such as the microfilming 
of newspapers. 

The ALA Council had two sessions that were also lengthy and crucial, but for a quite different rea- 
son. Final decisions had to be made on the Association's stance on the whole bitter question of segrega- 
tion in public libraries and in chapters of the ALA. The outcome, as amended in the last overtime minutes 
of the final membership meeting, is recorded elsewhere in this issue. Several people, including myself, 
failed to get precisely what we wanted, but I am convinced that the final statement came from a widespread 
sense of responsibility, conscience, and good will among the membership. I am increasingly filled with 
admiration for the tough-minded courage of Archie McNeal, Director of Libraries of the University of Miami, 
who has forthrightly carried the burden of much of this matter. I'd be glad of a chance to vote for him as 
a president of ALA sometime. 

Everett Moore was elected a member of the ALA Council. Other Southern Californians newly elected 
to the Council are Stanley McElderry, Librarian of the San Fernando Valley State College, and Katherine 
Laich, Administrative Assistant at the Los Angeles Public Library. 

The alumni dinner of the University of California Library Schools, always a jovial occasion, was his- 
toric this time— because Seymour Lubetsky was able to bring a last-minute report that UCLA's School of 
Library Service is now accredited; because two graduates of the first-year class of that School were in 
attendance; and especially because we could welcome Raynard Swank as the Dean-designate of the other 
school at Berkeley. Ray's wisdom, rich practical experience, and breadth of outlook promise wonderful 
things for library education. 



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I attended my last meeting of the ALA session in Everett Moore's stead. The Urban University Li- 
braries group met to discuss the excellent April issue of Library Trends, on the peculiar and vexing prob- 
lems of metropolitan university libraries such as UCLA, an issue in which ET\1 had an important part. 
We were joined in the meeting by some school people as well as by Harold ilamill, who always faces 
these matters with wisdom and realism. I came away convinced that the faculties, the administrative of- 
ficers, and the lay boards of both universities and public schools have almost completely failed to recog- 
nize the staggering impact on all libraries —school, public, and academic— of two pressing educational 
developments of recent times: the rapid rise in the numbers of students at all levels, and the increasing 
demand for excellence in education. Both of these pressures require substantial increases in book stocks, 
in library seats, and in book learning, and, in each of these regards, libraries of all kinds are desperately 
under-financed. Unless these problems are met, some of our basic goals in education will be subverted 
within the next decade. 

R. V. 

On Banquets and Committee Work 

Miami Beach, a beautiful resort and an ideal site for conventions, has rows of hotels close together 
and buses handy for refuge when showers pour, as they did almost daily. The Fontainebleau Hotel is a 
magnificent building luxuriously furnished with facilities for large or small gatherings. The suites used 
for receptions and cocktail parties came complete with balconies offering spectacular panoramic views 
of blue seas, ships, twinkling lights, and pure white buildings. There was a flavor of the French Riviera 
in the atmosphere. 

The Newbery-Caldecott Awards Dinner was an outstanding event, with more than 1100 diners enjoy- 
ing delicious food, excellent service, and good speeches. A souvenir silk-screen print with a design from 
the Caldecott award book was at each place. At the reception after the banquet I was stopped by every 
other person who noticed the UCLA identification on my badge— they all wanted me to say "hello" to 
Frances Sayers for them. I should have had a huge notebook to jot down all the names. 

The Inter-Library Loans Librarians luncheon was fun, too, and in my group were librarians from the 
Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Universities of Illinois, Arkansas, and Nevada. Conversation 
veered off to the various court rulings on The Tropic of Cancer, and the general confusion about obscenity 
laws. 

My hard-working committee decided on uniform terminology for the List of International Subscription 
Agents. Bill Katz, Assistant to the Director of ALA Publications, advised us on the revisions needed 
for final copy and on how to avoid action for libel. 

E.F.N. 

Trends in Cataloging and Technology Evident at ALA 

Miami Beach provides a haven of refuge for thousands of Easterners from the icy blasts of winter in 
their home states. June is not the best season there; it is hot and humid, and heavy downpours are fre- 
quent. One takes off one s coat when going out of doors, and puts it on when inside. B^very home, store, 
and hotel seems to be air-conditioned, and the more luxurious the place, the more frigid is the inside tem- 
perature. 

ALA has met there for the second time in less than ten years and, although there seemed to be more 
free time than at other meetings, some solid business was transacted. The theme was the Librarian and 
Society. That is a very broad and general challenge, and one which was only dimly in evidence at the 
meetings I attended. It would be more accurate to say that the concern was distinctly more with simpli- 



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fication, cooperation and centralization, and automation, and with technical problems rather than philo- 
sophical ones. 

We met several times in a small group to busy ourselves with the rules for descriptive cataloging, 
and the trend toward simplicity and economy was encouraging. It would be sanguine to state that limited 
cataloging may become the national standard, but we are asking ourselves more and more often: is this 
or that item necessary, does it perform a useful and necessary function? The Library of Congress, for- 
tunately, is asking these same questions; they are engaged in rewriting a number of sections of the Rules 
for Descriptive Cataloging with these thoughts in mind. They do not wish, however, to make a mere check- 
list out of the catalog. On the contrary, we seem to have convinced them that, if limited cataloging is ap- 
plied to more books, care must be taken that more essential added entries are traced. Their guide line 
seems to be: has this person performed any function which would make him an author or a co-author, what- 
ever he may be called in the publication itself, or is his name otherwise essential in finding the work? 
This trend toward principle and simplicity is clear and unmistakable. 

The trend toward cooperation and centralization is less distinct. It suffered a severe setback in the 
rejection of "cataloging-in-source." It was feebly reinstated in LC's announcement some months ago 
that a number of publishers and book dealers had expressed willingness to supply sets of printed cards 
with each publication. A more encouraging outlook is provided by the way Public Law 480 works in the 
acquisition and cataloging of publications from the United Arab Republic and from India and Pakistan. 
The cataloging of UAR publications is done by the Princeton University Library; copy is supplied to LC, 
which provides sets of printed cards for a small annual contractual price. This program hopefully may be 
extended to other countries, with the same cooperative and money-saving features. We are grateful to 
Princeton for its willingness to play such a vital role, and although Dr. Dix declined thanks for his Li- 
brary s generosity there can be no doubt that without it the endeavor could not succeed. Success, of 
course, hinges entirely on the availability of catalogers able to handle these materials. May Princeton 
always have capable staff members for such an assignment! 

Automation is the last in the triad of trends mentioned above, and so far the least, too. Some brave 
explorers have appeared, at LC and at our own Library. Full-fledged automation is the goal at the Chi- 
cago campus library of the University of Illinois, which was the subject of an interesting symposium of 
the RTSD. They now have some 100,000 books and plan to have a million by 1970. Their data-proces- 
sing system will be based on computers; the indexing depth will not be less than that of the Library of 
Congress; and it will be designed for the faculty rather than for the students. It will not dispense with 
the intellectual activity of the cataloger, although computers will perform many routine clerical tasks. 
Someone asked how, considering the cost of computer rentals, such systems could be generally used, and 
it was pointed out that there are from 9,000 to 10,000 good computers in this country, that computers are 
in service on more than 200 university campuses, and that the running time required for library needs is 
on the order of several minutes per week. 

This is as exciting a prospect for the future as the one that opened up for libraries many decades 
ago when Herbert Putnam announced the general availability of printed catalog cards. The development 
of the University of Illinois plans is reported in a book soon to be published. The procedures related 
there may not be universally applicable but should nonetheless make absorbing reading. 

R. E. 

Library School is Accredited by ALA 

The School of Library Service is now accredited by the American Library Association. The action 
occurred last week at the ALA Conference in Miami Beach when the Committee on Accreditation, chaired 
by Dean Neal Harlow of Rutgers library school, acted favorably on the report of the visiting team which 



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was here in April. That team was headed by Vice President and former University Librarian Isugene 
Wilson of the University of Colorado, and included Stanford University I^ibrarian Raynard C. Swank, since 
named Dean of the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, and Librarian F.merilus of the Seattle Public l^i- 
brary, John S. Richards. 

ALA Statement on Segregation in Services and Membership 

The following Statement on Individual Membership, Chapter Status, and Institutional Membership (re- 
ferred to in Mr. Vosper s remarks above) was adopted by the ALA Council on June 19: 

In a free society, a library is one of the primary instruments through which citizens gain 
understanding and enlightenment. The institution, the people who work for it, and the profes- 
sional associations with which they identify themselves should be worthy examples of the 
high principles which libraries endeavor to promote. 

The American Library Association holds that so long as one librarian is unable to make his 
full contribution to our profession by reason of race, religion, or personal belief, and so long 
as one individual citizen cannot realize his full potential as a useful member of society be- 
cause of such artificial barriers, the welfare of our nation is diminished. The Association 
cannot fulfill its obligations until it obtains the same rights and privileges for all its members 
and gains the same freedom of access to all libraries for all citizens. Therefore, 

(1) Concerning Individual Membership, the Council shall: call on each and every member of 
the American Library Association as a citizen and as a librarian, by vigorous personal exam- 
ple, to work in our libraries and in our chapters so that discrimination among us for reasons 
of race, religion, or personal belief may cease and so that all people may have equal access 
to the tools of learning. Thus the educational process will contribute in an increasing way 
to the national good and purpose, undiminished and unrestrained by the frictions of prejudice 
and misunderstanding. 

(2) Concerning Chapter .Status, the Council shall: 

(a) Inform the chapters of the basic rights and privileges of membership as stated here and 
request the chapters to make every immediate effort to secure and grant these rights to each 
member, with a special emphasis on the requirements of Article 3 of the ALA Constitution. 
These rights are: 1) To receive notices. 2) To attend meetings. 3) To speak. 4) To vote. 

5) To present motions, resolutions, or other business. 6) To nominate. 7) To be a candidate for 
office. 8) To resign, if all obligations to the organization have been fulfilled. 9) To have a 
hearing before expulsion or other penalties are applied. 10) To inspect official records of the 
organization. 11) To insist on the enforcement of the rules of the organization and the rules of 
parliamentary law. 12) To exercise any other rights given by the constitution or rules of the 
organization. 

(b) Chapters shall certify to the Council that they are meeting these requirements. Chap- 
ters may request of the Council postponement of application of this provision for a period of time 
not to exceed three years. If they are unable to comply, or the Council is not satisfied that 
they are following the policies prescribed, such chapters shall be asked to withdraw until the 
provisions can be complied with. 

(3) Concerning Institutional Membership, the Council shall: 

(a) Pursue with diligence the study of access to libraries so that factual data on this sub- 
ject is collected. 

(b) Make public promptly the results of this study. 



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(c) Urge libraries which are institutional members not to discriminate among users on the 
basis of race, religion, or personal belief, and if such discrimination now exists to bring it to 
an end as speedily as possible. 

(d) Advise libraries applying henceforth for institutional membership of the Association s 
attitude toward and general policies relating to access to libraries and that in accepting insti- 
tutional membership they are also accepting the responsibility for working toward free and 
ready access to libraries by all persons regardless of race, religion, or personal belief. 

Library 21: Staff Association Hears All About It 

Ed Mignon, recently returned from his staff position with the Library 21 exhibit at the World s I'air 
in Seattle, spoke on the significance of the Library of the Future at a meeting of the Staff Association 
on June 27. Mr. Mignon, citing Don Quixote's request that the silk merchants of Toledo attest to the 
beauty of his beloved Dulcinea before they ever saw her, emphasized that we must "believe, confess, 
affirm, swear, and defend the intentions of the Library 21 exhibit, even if its aijus are not readily man- 
ifest in effects. The exhibit must be commended, he said, as the first participation by the American li- 
brary profession in half a century in an international fair of tiiis nature. 

Although the exhibit does not demonstrate a practical working model for current library operation, it 
serves to call to public attention certain kinds of equipment which shall be incorporated into library func- 
tions in the future. The computer, Mr. Mignon pointed out, dramatizes in its very operation the fact of 
its dependence upon the irreplaceable librarian, and it calls for the faith of librarians and library users 
in its ultimate efficiency in relieving men of routine and repetitive tasks. (I'urther observations by Mr 
Mignon on Library 21 may be found elsewhere in this issue.) 



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Librarian's Notes 

I am particularly pleased to be able to report that in August our corps of subject specialists will be 
strengthened when Mr. William U. Kurth takes up a new position on the staff as Latin American Bibliog- 
rapher. During his years of service in the Library of Congress, from 1943 to 1959, Hill Kurth was involved 
in acquisitions work, latterly as Assistant Chief of the Order Division. In this work, he achieved national 
recognition for his successful efforts to develop multiple-year subscription operations, a standard annual 
cost-of-books index (now being issued under his supervision by the Office of Lducation), and an LC tel- 
ecommunications system for order work. In 1959 he joined the National Library of Medicine as Chief of 
the Circulation Division, in which position he has just been awarded a Superior Service Award for the skill 
with which he supervised the recent move to the NLM s new building in Hethesda. 

Over the years Bill's special interest in the Latin American scene has brought him particular recog- 
nition. He has been involved centrally in the annual Seminars on the Acquisition of Latin American Li- 
brary Materials since their founding in 1956. His thesis in librarianship at the Catholic I'niversity of 
America in 1958 was concerned with the application of a cost-of-books index to Mexican book production. 
In 1960 the Pan American Union published Books in the Americas: A Study of the Principal Barriers to 
the Booktrade in the Americas which he wrote in collaboration with Peter S. .lennison. In 1958 he was 
sent to Latin America on a four-month cooperative procurement task set by the Library of Congress and 
eleven other libraries, including UCLA. In his work toward a doctorate in economics at the Catholic Un- 
iversity he has been especially interested in the economics of the Latin American booktrade. 

With Bill's informed and determined help I am sure that our Latin American procurement effort will 
flourish, for in my judgment he is, on these matters, one of the few experts in the country. 



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As part of a recently developed University intention to coordinate a variety of AV and TV enterprises 
on the campus, by creation of a centralized Academic Communications Center, the Fjibrary Photographic 
Service will slightly change in scope and function beginning with this new budget year. 

In final analysis our Photographic Service will become in fact what it has long been in name— a 
photographic enterprise devoted specifically to Library purposes. In the past it has also been, in part, 
a general campus photographic laboratory providing a variety of non-Library services. These non-Library 
services will be taken over by the new central campus facility, and Harry Williams' operation will become 
solely a Library department, giving service to the campus only for the documentary reproduction of Library 
materials (particularly flat materials), and for such Library purposes as the acquisition, dissemination, 
and preservation of Library materials, and internal operations. Thus the Library Photographic Department, 
as it will now be called, will not make publicity photographs, prepare scientific slides, or do major con- 
tract jobs for other University offices. It will, on the other hand, be responsible for all microfilming of 
Library materials, all Xerox installations, all photostatic and other reproduction of Library materials, 
and the like. A more detailed statement of its functions and price schedules will be issued in the near 
future. 

R.V. 



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Angeles 24. Editor (on leave); Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Rudolf Engelbarts, Sue Folz, Edmond Mignon, Elizabeth 
Norton, Lawrence Clark Powell, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. (The photograph on page 125 was sup- 
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Exhibition on Ferns at the Biomedical Libra 



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A selection of fern books and herbarium specimens from the collection of Dr. William C. Drummond 
will be displayed in the Biomedical F.ibrary through September 14. I'ossil specimens of ferns, club 
mosses, and horsetails from the Carboniferous period are also exhibited, together with a series of posters 
on "The Paleobotany of Ferns and F'ern Allies." 

Or. Drummond, a retired dentist, is one of Southern California's outstanding amateur horticulturists, 
and he is known for his interesting and informative lectures on ferns. Dr. Drummond, Mildred I'.. Mathias, 
Associate Professor of Botany, and \^aldo M. Furgason, Professor of Zoology, served as consultants for 
the exhibit which was assembled by Patricia McKibbin. 

Thank You, Student Assistants 

Miss Ackerman has received the following letter from a member of the Medical Center staff who is a 
skilled supervisor and an experienced judge of the matter at hand: 

Recently I have had occasion to be in the Main Library almost every Saturday and Sunday 
and 1 want to congratulate you and every member of the staff on the efficiency, courtesy, atten- 
tion to business, and general demeanor of the student assistants. 

Certainly the summer months and particularly the weekends are periods when most young 
people want to be almost any other place than at work, and it seems natural to expect less de- 
corum and more nonsense than occurs during the regular semester and regular school hours. The 
attitude apparent this summer is certainly worthy of comment and I, for one, would like to have 
the students know that it is noticed and appreciated. 

Series on "The UCLA Story" Is Completed 

James Mink's series of articles on "The UCLA Story," which began last September in The UCLA 
Alumni Magazine, has been brought to a conclusion in the May-June issue with Part S, on the years IQ.SS 
to 1962. During this period the University has experienced further growth in enrollment and in construc- 
tion of new buildings, leading to increased attention to long-range planning. An important change in the 
leadership of the Los Angeles campus was the appointment of Franklin D. Murphy as Chancellor. 

The articles, whose value can be attested by members of the Reference Department, have carried the 
story of significant campus events from the beginning (19|9) to the present. A special feature has been 
the publication of photographs of historic or amusing scenes from UCLA s past. F.ach installment has 
been accompanied by a chapter on "The Lighter Side," written by John B. Jackson, of the Office of Pub- 
lications. 



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Personnel Notes 

Shlorrio liuclirach, newly uiiiploycil as Piiiicipal l.iLiarv Assislaiil in tlie (ioveriiiiietil I'ublit .il ions 
Hooiii of tlie Heference Deparlineiit, received a Hachelor s degree in i.nglisli at IK. I, A in 1''61. lie worked 
as a Library Assistant at Harvard for the past year. 

Airs. Patricia Cochrane has rejoined the Library staff as l$ece|)tionist in the i librarian s Office after 
an absence of a few years during which she traveled in Rurope. 

liessie Ewing, who has joined the staff as .Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog nepartinent, trans- 
ferred to the Library from the Campus Police Department. She earned a Piachelor s degree in art history 
from the University of Minnesota and has been doing graduate study in theater arts at UCLA. 

Mrs. JoLee Kirkland has been employed as .Senior Library Assistant in the University I'dernentary 
School Library. She has attended Cornell University, and received her Bachelor's degree from Barnard 
College last year. She has worked for the Prentice-llall publishing firm, and for the Parapsychology i lab- 
oratory at Duke University. 

Cynthia Winters, who has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the FJngineering and Math- 
ematical Sciences Library, received her Bachelor's degree in psychology at UCLA last month. 

Sharon Girard, Music Library, and Mrs. Mary Sciacca, Gifts and Lxchange Section of the Acquisitions 
Department, have been reclassified from Senior Library Assistants to Principal Library Assistants. Mrs. 
jean Slanger has been reclassified from Clerk in the Theater Arts Library to Senior Library Assistant in 
the Music Library. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Barbara Gross, Secretary-Stenographer in the Librarian's 
Office, Mrs. Alva Pittman, Principal l^ibrary Assistant in the Circulation Department, Murray Ross, Li- 
brarian I in the Heferende Department, and Mrs. jacquelyn Waina, .Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's 
Office. 

Visitors 

John Parker, Librarian of the James Ford Bell Collection at the University of Minnesota, visited the 
Librarian's Office and the Department of Special Collections on June 27. 

Airs. Beatrice L. Wariie, Editorial Manager of the Monotype Corporation, in Epsom, Surrey, England, 
was a visitor in the Department of Special Collections on June 29. 

Xenia Sorokin, Assistant Chief of the Legislative Reference Section of the Biblioteca del Congreso 
de la Nacion, the Argentine National Congress Library, in Buenos Aires, visited the Government Publi- 
cations Room and the Bureau of Governmental Research on July 2. Miss Sorokin has been visiting librar- 
ies in the United States and working at the Pennsylvania Slate Library as an exchange librarian under 
the joint sponsorship of the Department of State, the Library of Congress, the American Library Associa- 
tion, and the Special Libraries Association. 

Library Will Develop Hungarian Language Collections 

Ihe Library has recently begun to collect materials in the Hungarian language in anticipation of the 
University's projected department of Finno-Ugric languageb. With the support and encouragement of Jaan 
Puhvel, Associate Professor of Classics and Indo-European Linguistics, and Lauri Honko, Visiting As- 
sistant rVofessor of Finno-Ugric Studies from the University of Helsinki, we have acquired a substantial 
amount of materials in the fields of Hungarian linguistics, folklore, and medieval codex literature, among 
which is a facsimile edition of Tthanyi Alapitolevel, the earliest surviving Hungarian language document, 
originally written in 1055. 



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Getting Sprinkled in Washington 

One of the pastimes enjoyed by faculty and students during the Summer Quarter at the University of 
Washington is outsmarting the lawn sprinklers on the campus. The Puget Sound country remains cool 




University of Washington News Service 
The finest sprinkler of them all. 

through most of the summer, and occasional rains and showers are to be expected, particularly in June 
and early July. Built-in sprinkler systems such as are standard in an arid land like Southern California 
are unknown on the University campus in Seattle. But this doesn't mean that lawns are not to be watered. 

Every weekday the throngs of 8 o dockers heading for their classes in the early morning must battle 
it out with dozens of wide-sweeping revolving sprays, which, according to permanent residents of the Uni- 
versity, are set in pairs in such a way that one must not only watch for the spray on his left, revolving 
clockwise, which must be waited out until it has crossed his path, but must be ready for the one on his 
right which apparently is carefully timed to sweep in behind him, likewise in clockwise fashion, just as 
he thinks he is making safe passage. Newcomers to Washington, not having studied the delicate timing 
of these mechanisms, are likely to get smacked from behind by a good stream of water, just as they are 
congratulating themselves that they have made it. 

The newcomer will do well to watch the actions of oldtimers with respect to the sprinklers. I watched 
one white-haired professor stand and glower at a couple of them as if to dare them to catch him. The 
sprinkler on his left was a slow-moving one, but the one on his right was more spirited. While students 
and impatient younger faculty made end runs around one or the other, this gentleman displayed the stuff 
that Canute was made of and outwitted both sprays by waiting until neither was coming his way. But it 
was a long wait. 

I saw a young undergraduate one day, however, striding down a slope with determination, and he was 
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was designed to catch him squarely from the left, he disarmed it with one twist of tlie wrist and set it 
several notches back in its course. Not even missing a ste|), lie walked by without getting a drop of water 
on him, and those of us behind him walked through as if across the floor of the Med Sea. A lady behind 
me, admiring the lad as we all did, was caught from behind by thf sprinkler on the light. 

Visitors to the University sometimes wonder wiiy llie sprinklers are kept running even on rainy days. 
The only reasonable explanation I've heard is that people don't get wet in a Washijigton rain (hence no 
raincoats on the natives). Presumably, the lawns don t get wet from mere rainwater. Why the un-artifici- 
ally-watered countryside remains green is therefore a mystery, equal to that of why the streets and one s 
windshield get wet in a rainstorm. A visitor does well not to seek answers to some mysteries. 

The University of Washington has recently glorified and honored its sprinkler system by installing a 
beautiful fountain at a prominent point on the campus. A great tower of water is sent upward at the center 
of a large pond, and lesser jets are directed outward at several points of the compass. Viewing the foun- 
tain from the flagpole on an upper terrace one can see Mount liainier rearing magnificently above it. This, 
of course, is on a clear day, and there have been several such, this summer — but none on weekends, yet. 

The soaring waters of the new fountain serve no practical purpose, for they fall back into Frosh Pond, 
where, it is assumed by a visitor from a drier land, they are gathered for later shots into the air. And, 
except on windy days, they are not aimed at passers-by. The water-planners have apparently sublimated 
their thoughts. 

K.T.M. 

A Bookseller's Catalogue 

Fl. P. Kraus, the New York bookseller, has issued sumptuous catalogues in the past, but he has out- 
done himself in his latest, number 100, which celebrates the firm's thirtieth year of business. The cata- 
logue, entitled Thirty-Five Manuscripts, is a folio, printed in Germany and bound in full cloth, with a spec- 
tacular dust jacket. It has 41 color illustrations and 4 half-tones on 29 plates, and 150 half-tones on 67 
plates. Among the thirty-five items are the St. Blasien Psalter, the Llangatlock Hours, the Cotha Missal, 
and an early fifteenth-century codex hopefully described as the Roger Bacon Cipher Manuscript, a famous 
curiosity — in the three hundred years of its known career, no one has been able to make any sense of it, 
either of the drawings or of the cipher in which it is written. To an uninformed person the idea suggests 
itself that it might be an elaborate hoax. 

No mention is made of prices in this bookseller's catalogue. However, a printed slip has been laid 
in, perhaps as an afterthought, for the benefit of humbler collectors, which gives prices for the cheap 
items— that is, those costing under $10,000. The twelve unpriced items, according to information appear- 
ing in the July 9 issue of Book Collecting World, may be purchased, on the average, at better than $110,000 
each. 

A profusely illustrated history of the Kraus firm, "30 Years: 100 Catalogues," showing interiors of 
the shop in New York as well as of the earlier one in Vienna, is inserted in a pocket at the end of the cata- 
logue. The face of Mr. Kraus may be seen in eleven of the photographs, as well as portraits of other past 
and present members of the firm. 

A limited number of copies of the catalogue are available for sale at $35 each. 

Edelstein on Lewis 

"Sinclair Lewis — Profil Pisarza," an article by J. M. Edelstein, has been published in the latest is- 
sue, number 42, of Ameryka, a Polish-language periodical issued by the United States Information Agency. 
Mr. Edelstein s personal interest in collecting Lewis s books led to his preparing a commemorative ex- 
hibit on Lewis for the Library of Congress, which, in turn, led to this article. 



July 20, 1962 139 

Summer Closing Schedule for Three Branch Libraries 

The English Reading Room will close after Friday, July 27, and will re-open on September 17. The 
Oriental Library will close for four weeks, beginning August 6, and will be open again for public service 
on September 3. The University Elementary School Library, which will close after August 10, will re- 
open on September 10. 

Librarian's Notes 

Mr. Ernest Dale, in writing on "Executives Who Can't Manage" in the July issue of Atlantic, finally 
gives the coup de grace to the sterile old debate about the elegant skills of management versus bookman- 
ship. He should bring comfort to all of the middle-timers in the profession who suffered through explana- 
tions of the seven (or was it nine?) "principles of management." Mr. Dale comes out for such old-fashioned 
commodities as brains, even brilliance, common sense, ideas, and, most importantly, sheer knowledge. 



A query for our readers: Which chancellor of which university was described recently as entering a library 
as most men enter a bar? 

R. V. 



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Angeles 24. Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Sue F'olz, Hilda Gray, Patricia McKibbin, Marianna Pasternak, 
Wilbur Smith, Gretchen Taylor. 



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Volume 15, Number 20 August 3, 1962 

Retirement of Miss Gray is Announced 

Hilda Gray, who retired this week, has rounded out a remarkable 36-year career of library service- 
all but one year of it at UCLA. It was three years before the Westwood campus was opened that she be- 
gan work as a junior assistant in the Reference Department. She had come down from Berkeley in 1926, 
having received her B.A. and her Certificate in Librarianship there. Her one year away from UCLA was 
in 1930-31, when she returned for study at the School of Librarianship at Berkeley and worked as a sen- 
ior assistant in the Biology Library. 

Miss Gray has been a member of the Reference Department for her entire career at UCLA. In 1948, 
when the east wing of the Library was opened, she assumed charge of the newly-established Government 
Publications Room. She has developed this service, of which we are now immoderately proud, from a 
modest specialized documents service into one of the major government publications reference services 
in the country. Her passion for order and organization, for thoroughness in acquisitions work, and for ex- 
pert and imaginative reference assistance with documents has resulted in the efficient and consistently 
helpful service that is so well-known today in the GPR. 

Faculty admirers of Miss Gray are many. In 1950, when Kenneth Macgowan published his book. 
Early Man in the New World, he acknowledged the help of Mr. Powell's "most cooperative staff, and par- 
ticularly one of its members, Miss Hilda M. Gray, whose expeditions into the equal mysteries of stacks 
and bibliographies saved me many hours of labor and I can t guess how many blunders." Fortunate too 
the numberless students who have profited from her skillful and gracious help! 

Miss Gray's leaving creates a formidable void, but the Library is indeed fortunate that Mary Ryan, 
former African Bibliographer, and previously a member of the Government Publications staff, has assumed 
the headship of the Room this month. 

E.T.M. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Bessie Toney has been employed as Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions 
Department. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from Alabama State College 
and taught for a number of years in the Alabama public schools. 

Ronald lehl, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, and Louis Robinson, Senior 
Library Assistant in the Reference Department, have been reclassified as Principal Library Assistants. 

Mrs. Geraldine Shaffer has transferred from the Reference Department of the Library to the School 
of Public Health. 

Lillian Brieman, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, will take a leave of absence 
to travel in Mexico this summer. 



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Resignations have been received from Mrs. Georgette Larsert, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's 
Office, Airs. Ruth V/oods, Principal Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, and judine 
St. Clair, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department. 

Visitors 

Balfour Cassen, a former student assistant here, visited the Catalog Department on July 18, Mr. 
Cassen has just completed a year of service as U.S. Vice-Consul in Paramaribo, Surinam. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Roth visited the Library on July 18. Edna Hoth, formerly a secretary in the 
Catalog Department, and her husband now live in Barstow, where Eldon teaches geology at Barstow 
Junior College. 

Flora Belle Ludington, Librarian of Mt. Holyolce College and former President of the American 
Library Association, was the guest of Mr. Vosper on July 19. 

Margaret Gray, a children's librarian at the Library of Hawaii, in Honolulu, visited the Library on 
July 20. She discussed library automation with Mr. Black and was given a tour of the building by Mr. 

Mignon. 

Narinder Datta and P.B. Mangla, Lecturers in the School of Library Science at the University of 
Delhi, visited the Library, the School of Library Service, and the Clark Library on July 23. They have 
recently completed a year of study at Columbia University, and their fellow student in a Hindi conversa- 
tion class, Marylin Nickman, now of our Acquisitions Department, served as their hostess at UCLA and 
on trips to other libraries in the Los Angeles area. 

Professor Hifumi Shiofima, of Nihon University, in Tokyo, who will study language laboratories 
and equipment for language teaching during a tour of this country, visited the Oriental Library on 
July 24. 

Staff Activities and Publications 

Ardis Lodge has been named Chairman of the Mudge Award Committee, a group assigned by the 
American Library Association's Reference Services Division to select each year an outstanding refer- 
ence librarian to be honored at the next annual meeting of the ALA. 

Paul Miles's report to the Rector of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Estudio de los problemas 
actuales de las hibliotecas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y analisis estadistico, was published 
in June by the University s Centro de Bibliografia y Documentacion. Much of the report is a detailed con- 
sideration of the twenty-one faculties of the University and the state of their separate library holdings, and 
it includes Mr. Miles s recommendations of means to effect a more rational system of library service for the 
University as a whole. 

Donald Black has published an article, "Large Academic Libraries and Data Processing," parts I 
and n, in the June and July issues of Data Processing Digest. In his articles Mr. Black suggests that 
among the library operations which could be mechanized with ease would be the maintenance of records 
of the 22,000 serials annually received at UCLA. 

Charlotte Georgi and William Woods will continue as regular reviewers for the "New Books Ap- 
praised section oi Library Journal, and Walther Liebenow, after a year's absence, will resume review- 
ing. Charlotte Georgi, during the last year, has reviewed, among others, Louis Auchincloss' Portrait in 
Brownstone, J.K. Lasser's and Sylvia Porter's Managing Your Money, Frederic Morton's The Rothschilds, 
Irving Wallace's The Twenty-Seventh Wife, and Edward Ziegler's Men Who Make Us Rich. Among William 
Woods s reviews were Edwin P. Iloyt's The Supersalesmen, and Training: A Handbook for Line Managers, 
by John H. Proctor and William M. Thornton. 



August 3, 1962 143 

Up in Smoke 

All that remains of the papers of Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin, one of California's fabled financial 
giants during the late nineteenth century, has been added to the Library's holdings of Californiana in the 
Department of Special Collections. It was Lucky Baldwin who purchased Rancho Santa Anita in 1875 
from Harris Newmark for $200,000. During the boom of the eighties, he subdivided a part of the Rancho, 
forming the present city of Arcadia. Although he preferred to think of himself as a breeder of fine 
thoroughbred racehorses, Baldwin was better known for his financial ups and downs, which caused his 
name to remain so prominent in California history. His papers ought to have formed an important contri- 
bution to the region's economic history. The remaining items, however, number only fifty-eight— a few 
legal papers, abstracts of titles, a plat map, some receipts, and an inventory of the Baldwin estate. 

The search which produced these few items makes almost as exciting and frustrating a story as 
that of Baldwin s own career. The Baldwin papers had become legendary, and the merest rumor was 
enough to send a collector off on another search. A few years ago, Doyce Nunis, acting as field repre- 
sentative for the Library, obtained an itemized probate inventory of the Baldwin estate which listed more 
than 8,000 items. Employing methods that Conan Doyle would have approved, Mr. Nunia set about track- 
ing down the papers. One clue after another was traced to its conclusion by means of correspondence 
and personal interviews. During this period the few items mentioned above were unearthed, but the fate 
of the rest of the papers was still in doubt. 

Finally, in April of this year, a letter was received from the former manager of the Baldwin estate. 

The Baldwin family records would indeed have been excellent historical records as 
they were complete— payrolls, checks, invoices, etc.— for two generations. 

The family owned a large underground vault at Santa Anita where these were stored, 
but when the Rancho Santa Anita was sold, the heirs requested these records be burned. We 
offered them to the F.B.L, which had found them useful, but they had no storage— so I per- 
sonally supervised their destruction— they were burned. 

Sorry, 

Ray Knisley 

One of the tragedies of field collecting is that the collector so often arrives too late and his request 
is answered with "Sorry." The well-meaning family has already disposed of the "junk, because they 
didn't know its value. The surviving materials may be newspaper clippings. Papa s favorite books or pic- 
tures, and, of course, a lock of hair and a rare old Bible. At such times the collector bemoans the Ameri- 
can's seeming lack of a sense of historical values, and he often feels sure that the answer to the old 
childhood question, "What goes up the chimney?," should be "History! 

Two Daughters Are Born 

Charles and Ruth Inatomi are the parents of a daughter, Roblay Kiyoko, born on July 12. Ruth 
worked as Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Dick and Charlotte Cosby's baby daughter, Lisa Marie, was bom on July 17. Charlotte was employed 
as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Election Returns 

Ballots for the recent Staff Association election are now in and counted. Edwin Kaye has been 
elected to serve with President Shirley Hood as Vice President, President-Elect, and the new Board 
members are Richard Brome, Carolyn DuPar, Esther Euler, and Terry Fukunaga. 



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Librarian's Notes 

Moriluri le, Bibliothecam, salutamus: Several faint-liearted lilirarians and some university presidents 
anxious for a fiscal scapegoat have made too much use of an easy extrapolation of research library statis- 
tics. Science-fiction visions of card catalogs stretching toward the horizon and bookstacks devouring the 
whole of a university campus have precipitated some desperate tountermeasures. 

The Berkeley Library's Mr. Hal Draper, in a lighter vein, produced a clever "non-fact documentary" 
using this theme, in his deservedly publicized story, "Ms Fnd in a Lbry; or, 'I'iie Day Civilization Col- 
lapsed," which appeared first in the December 1961 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction and again in the 
Library journal of March 1. 

More recently Jorge Luis Gorges, Argentina s eminent atiti-Peronist National l^ibrarian, who is also 
a creative writer of major stature, has produced a richly labyrinthine myth which appears in Lnglish as 
"The Library of ISabel" in the July issue of Encounter. Sr. Herges's imagination has embroidered the 
whole world into The Library, about which "the impious assert that absurdities are the norm in the Library 
and that anything reasonable (even humble and pure coherence) is an almost miraculous exception." The 
narrator concludes, "Perhaps 1 am deceived by old age and fear, but I suspect that the human species— 
the unique human species— is on the road to extinction, while the Library will last forever: illun\inated, 
solitary, infinite, perfectly immovable, filled with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret." 



One of my most pleasant recurrent tasks is to sign the acknowledgment forms that go to our many 
donors (and the new forms designed last fall by our good friend Saul Marks are mighty handsome), but the 
most pleasant of all came to me just last week. Master Allan Ritterband, who graduated this spring from 
the University Elementary School, has given us a dollar for the purchase of a book for the ULS Library. 
We're much indebted to you, Allan, and hope that books and libraries will always delight you as they 
do us. 

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Great Leap Forward: Acquisition and Brieflisting Figures Are Announced 

The Libraries at UCLA acquired 154,801 volumes during 1961-62, a record year in which acquisi- 
tions surpassed the previous record year, 1960-61, by nearly 50 per cent. The total number of volumes 
in our collections, as of June 30, has reached 1,719,359. 

An impressive number of the new additions aro being made available for use by means of the 
Library's brieflisting program. The main entry cards for 38,005 brieflisted volumes were prepared for 
the Public Catalog during the year, and these books are being fully cataloged when Library users re- 
quest them. 



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Angeles 24. Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumvvinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Donald Black, Elizabeth Dixon, Rudolf Engelbarts, Sue 
Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Man-Hing Mok, Richard O'Brien, ilelene Schimansky, William Woods. 



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Books from the Sadleir Collection Are Exhibited 

"Three-Deckers and Yellowbacks," an exhibit of the Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fic- 
tion, will be shown in the Library through September 16. 

The Sadleir Collection was acquired 
by the Library in 1952 from Michael Sad- 
leir (1888-1958), who spent about thirty 
years assembling this unique collection 
of some 8,500 volumes. Sadleir's own 
story of how he started collecting books 
of this kind and period is told in the 
witty and engrossing introduction to his 
XIX Century Fiction: A Bibliographical 
Record Based on His Own Collection 
(London and Berkeley, 1951). Here he 
tells how he acquired Richard Bentley's 
own copies— in mint condition— of the 
three-decker novels published by that 
renowned firm, as well as his adventures 
in acquiring other highspots of the col- 
lection. 




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Many of the Bentley novels will be 
exhibited here, together with examples 
of the "yellowbacks," the Victorian 
paperbacks, enlivened with lurid and 
dramatic covers. Novels by most of the 
major writers of the nineteenth century 
appeared in yellowback editions, and 
behind the sensational covers one can 
find such well-known authors as Anthony 
Trollope, Emile Zola, Mark Twain, 
Bulwer-Lytton, and Mavne Reid. 

A noteworthy characteristic of the 
Sadleir Collection is the remarkably 
fresh condition of the books. Nineteenth- 
century bindings were apt to be fragile, 
and to find so many books from this period in superb condition is serendipity indeed for the booklover. 




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Gladys Graham to Retire This Month 

On August 31, Ciladys Coryell Graham will have rounded out thirty-two years of distinguished profes- 
sional service as a librarian at UCLA. A native of Los Angeles, she received her Bachelor's degree cum 
laude from the University of Southern California, her credential in librarianship from the University at 
Berkeley, and her Master's degree and her Doctorate in education from UCLA. Gladys A. Coryell joined 
the staff of the Reference Department in September 1930, as a temporary replacement for Hilda Gray, who 
had gone on leave for a year's study in library science. The Library administration at that time "hoped" 
that enough money could be found in the following year to retain her services; fortunately, that was the 
case. 

First as a junior assistant in the Reference Department, later as head of the long-planned Graduate 
Reading Room, and finally as head of the Education Library, Gladys Graham contributed almost equally 
to the related fields of education and librarianship. She started work on her Master's degree in education 
shortly after her arrival at UCLA, and received it in 1942. Thereupon she raised her sights and in 1953 
was awarded the Doctorate. In the course of her work on these degrees, she made two important surveys 
of school library services for the San Diego County Department of Education. 

Dr. Graham's professional interests were broad, and her total contributions far-reaching. She served 
Pi Lambda Theta, the national honorary fraternity for women in education, first as editor of its journal, 
Educational Horizons, and later as National First Vice President from 1955/56 to 1957/58. As head of 
the Education Library at UCLA she was called upon as a consultant by many teachers, school librarians, 
and institutions in Southern California. In 1954 she conducted a workshop on school libraries for the 
University of Arizona summer session, and she has always been an active member of the California Li- 
brary Association and the American Library Association. 

On her home ground, Gladys Graham's meticulous attention to the needs of a growing library serving 
a dynamic department, and her success in developing resources and services to meet these needs, have 
long been recognized by her colleagues in the Library and on the faculty, and by many a hard-pressed 
graduate student who turned to her for help. As far back as 1948 she was invited to attend the staff meet- 
ings of the Department of Education, and she has been an active and contributing member of the group 
since then. In 1958 she received the additional title of Lecturer in Education, and in 1961 she also be- 
came a Lecturer in the School of Library Service. In a unique way she has achieved what all librarians 
in academic institutions attempt— the effective combination of intellectual interest and professional skill 
which results in the practice of librarianship in its broadest sense. 

P. A. 
Visitors 

Vladimir P. Androsov, of the Institute of World Economics and International Relations of the Academy 
of Sciences of the USSR, visited the Institute of Industrial Relations Library on July 19 as part of his tour 
of the Southwest. Mr. Androsov, author of a series of scholarly publications, is doing research on "Labor 
Relations and Trade Unions in the USA since the Second World War." 

Dr. M.N. Beigelman, a collector of first editions and the founder of the Beverly Hills Medical Clinic, 
was a visitor in the Department of Special Collections on August 2. 

Publications 

Doyce Nunis has edited The Golden Frontier: The Recollections of Herman Francis Reinhart, 1851- 
1869, which is being published this summer by the University of Texas Press (Austin 12; 400 pages; 
$6.00). 

Betty Rosenberg's review of Publishers on Publishing, an anthology edited by Gerald Gross, was 
published in the July issue of College and Research Libraries. 



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147 



Library Acquires Rex Whistler Drawings 

Eight original pen-and-ink drawings by Rex Whistler (1905-1944), the English artist and illustrator 
who was killed in World War II, were recently acquired by the Department of Special Collections. The 

drawings, one of which is shown here, complement 
3 the Library's nearly complete collection of books 

illustrated by this talented artist. 



•GiUiSDE 



The drawings date from March 1926, and were 
done for a projected edition of George Moore's 
Perronik the Fool. The edition was never pub- 
lished, owing to differences with Moore (a dif- 
ficult and temperamental man to deal with), and 
the Whistler drawings remain unpublished. They 
were among the first illustrations he attempted, 
and they display an amazing virtuosity for a young 
man just twenty-one years old. One can only 
wonder at George Moore's lack of perspicacity in 
rejecting such elegant and witty drawings. 

Accompanying the drawings is a copy of 
Perronik the Fool, lent to Whistler by Moore. This 
copy is particularly interesting, containing, as it 
does, seven pages of corrections in Moore's hand. 
A letter from Moore to Whistler, dated March 9, 1926, 
is mounted on the end papers. Moore speaks of the 
projected edition and makes a luncheon engagement 
with the artist to discuss the selection of scenes 
to be illustrated. 



A pathetic postscript to the letter reads. Please 
to return the book," but Rex Whistler, in the grand tradition of book-borrowing, never did. 

From Bureau to Institute 

The Bureau of Governmental Research, which has been housed in the Main Library building since 
its inception, went out of existence on July 1, and in its place has been set up an Institute of Govern- 
ment and Public Affairs. The new Institute will be housed in the Social Sciences building, which is 
now under construction; in the meantime some functions of the Institute will be carried on in the former 
Bureau quarters in the Library. 

The library services, collections, and staff, which formerly were administered by the Bureau, have 
now been transferred to the administration of the University Library. Miss Wells, who has served as the 
Bureau's librarian with precision and grace over the years, will continue to supervise the library, but 
now as an administrative part of our government publications service, and the collection will emphasize 
particularly the official publications of urban and county governments. Collections of publications at 
all levels of government, and the administration of these collections, will be consolidated, at the time 
of moving into Unit II of the North Campus Library, into a unified, comprehensive documents service. 

A Son for the Mundingers 

Gerhard and Jean Mundinger are the parents of a son, Paul Gerhard, bom on July 30. Jean was a 
Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions Department. 




148 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Dr. Gladys Graham's resignation next month as head of the Education Library, together with Lorraine 
Mathies's two-year leave of absence for service in Nigeria, have left the Education Library short of staff. 
Mrs. Katherine W/. Harrant, who is now replacing Miss Mathies, is, fortunately, willing to accept the re- 
sponsibility of serving as acting head of the Education Library on an interim basis for a year. We are al- 
so fortunate that Eleanor Mohn, formerly head of the Santa Monica High School Library, will join the staff 
on September 1 to fill the position which will be vacated by Mrs. Harrant. Miss Mohn has earned Master's 
degrees in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota and in librarianship at the University of 
Washington. She has had wide experience both in teaching and in librarianship, including service as a 
reference librarian v/ith the Stanford Research Institute and several years as dean of women in state and 
junior colleges. 

Mrs. Eugenia Eaton has been employed as Librarian II in the Government Publications Room, where 
she will be in charge of foreign documents. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English and her certi- 
ficate in librarianship at the Berkeley campus of the University. She has served as a librarian at UCLA, 
Berkeley, and Harvard. 

Mrs. Patricia Mclntyre, who has joined the staff as Librarian I in the College Library, earned a 
Bachelor's degree in history at the University of Florida and a Master's degree in library science at 
the University of Michigan. She worked at the University of Florida Library for several years. 

Mrs. Arline Zuckerman has been newly employed as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. She re- 
ceived her Bachelor's degree in English at Long Beach State College, where she worked as a student 
assistant in the Library, and her Master's in library science at UCLA. 

Renate Basso has joined the staff as Principal Library Assistant in the Business Administration 
Library. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English at Hunter College and her Master's degree in 
philosophy at Columbia University, and has worked at the Los Angeles State College Library and the 
Los Angeles Public Library. 

Barbara Ewing, recently employed as Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, studied at Bradford 
Junior College, in Bradford, Massachusetts, and at the Barmore School, in New York. She has held cleri- 
cal positions with the Rand Corporation and other local firms. 

Mrs. Beverly Fleck, Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
has been granted a leave of absence for travel. 

Dellene Moreland has transferred from the College of Letters and Science to the Department of Special 
Collections as Senior Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Frances Rose, Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, has been reclassified as 
Principal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Ethel Santry has transferred from the Graduate Reading Room to the Engineering and Mathemati- 
cal Sciences Library. 

Lowell Weymouth, Senior Photographer in the Photographic Department, has transferred to the Visual 
Aids Department in the Medical Center. 

Mrs. Renee Williams will transfer on September 1 from the Education Library to replace Roberta Nixon 
as head of the Bindery Preparations Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

Resignations have been received from Richard Brome, Librarian I in the Government Publications 
Room, Sharon Girard, Principal Library Assistant in the Music Library, Richard Kilbourne, Librarian I in 
the College Library, and Nancy Towle, Librarian II in the Periodicals Reading Room. 



August 17, 1962 149 

The Library Films Back Runs of Newspapers 

The Acquisitions Department is engaged in a program of acquiring microfilm copies of retrospective 
files for a number of newspapers. 

UCLA and Fisk University have jointly undertaken to microfilm, for their own libraries and those of 
other subscribers, the Los Angeles California Eagle, a Negro newspaper, for the period 1914-1951. The 
files of Charlotta Bass, who was the wife of the newspaper's first publisher, the managing editor of the 
paper, and later the owner and publisher of it herself, were utilized for the film. 

The University has also microfilmed the Los Angeles Star from 1851 to 1881, and positive copy is 
expected shortly. The Library has received orders for microfilm copies of the newspaper from several 
western libraries, and sales so far will enable the Library to recoup almost half the cost of filming the 
original negative. 

The Los Angeles Examiner, 1903-1950, was microfilmed by UCLA from bound volumes supplied by 
the Los Angeles Public Library, and possible further microfilming of the Examiner from 1950 until its 
recent death-by-merger is being considered. 

The New York World, from 1879 until its demise in 1931, has been ordered and will be delivered in 
seven annual shipments. Film for the period through 1893 has already been received, and expected 
soon is film for the period ending November 1901. The Library already has obtained a microfilm copy 
of the Manchester Guardian, from 1821 to 1927, in 396 reels, and, to fill a gap in its holdings, has 
ordered from Micro Photo of Cleveland a microfilm copy of the Los Angeles Times, for the years 1906 
to 1915. 

Group Accident Insurance 

University employees are eligible for a new program of group accident insurance, which may be 
paid by means of payroll deductions. Participation is optional and the insurance is carried at the em- 
ployee's expense. The accident insurance has no relationship to, or effect upon, the workmen's com- 
pensation insurance, which the University carries for all employees, or other University- sponsored 
health, hospital, or life insurance policies. Brochures, payroll deduction forms, and insurance certi- 
ficates for the new group policy have been ordered by the Librarian's Office, and staff members will 
be notified when they are available. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerraan, Sue Folz, Edwin Kaye, Samuel Margolis, 
Doyce Nunis, Gretchen Taylor, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 15, Number 22 August 31, 1962 

The Library Obtains Xerox Copies of Rare Books 

The Library's program of acquiring xerox copies of rare items unavailable for purchase in their origi- 
nal form has enabled us to tap the rich resources of the British Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the 
Library of Congress, the Vatican Library, and many other collections. In most cases the Library orders 
microfilm copies of the materials it needs, and has enlarged positive reproductions made by our Photo- 
graphic Department. Xerox reproductions are ordered directly from the libraries where the books are pre- 
served, if xeroxing facilities are available there. 

By means of a special book fund, the Library is obtaining xerox copies of rare works by medieval 
philosophers; of 66 top-priority titles on a list supplied by Professor Ernest Moody, chairman of the De- 
partment of Philosophy, 62 are now in process of being acquired for our collections. Among the xerox 
reproductions received last month were Antonius Andreae, Questiones de tribus principiis rerum naturalium 
(Padua, 1475), Bassanus Politus, Questio de modalibus Bassani Polili tractatus proportionum TVenice, 
1505), and Jean Buridan, Questiones super decern libros Ethicorum Arislotelis (Paris, 1513). 

Special problems often attend the microfilming and xeroxing of these books. Printing and other physi- 
cal defects in the original text may sometimes cause the microfilm to be of too poor quality to make a 
satisfactory xerox copy from it, unless very careful procedures are followed. Again, the original book may 
have such small print that reading it is made difficult, and an enlarged and more legible image must be 
produced in the xerox copy. 

Those who have passed through the Acquisitions Department lately may have glimpsed the xerox-un- 
winding machine in action. The homemade contraption was designed according to the specifications of 
Samuel Margolis, who is in charge of microfilm and photostat orders, and was built by Gabriel Cosacco, 
of the Library's Receiving Room, from remnants of pencil sharpeners and other odds and ends. 

We Do Our Best for Mr. Rider 

The UCLA Library's percentage rate of increase in its total holdings from 1946 to I960 is far higher 
than that of the other leading university libraries in the United States, according to tables published 
with H. William Axford's article, "Rider Revisited," in the July issue of College and Research Libraries. 
Mr. Axford takes a look at the famous thesis, expounded by Fremont Rider in 1940, that the book collec- 
tions of American university and college libraries tend to double every fifteen years. Not quite, says 
Mr. Axford after looking at postwar figures; the 25 largest libraries increased, on the average, by 78 
per cent. 

Our Library grew during this period by 190 per cent, an impressive showing even in light of the rela- 
tively modest base figure — UCLA had 504,941 volumes in 1946. Percentage increase figures for other 
libraries which more than doubled their holdings were 144, for the University of Wisconsin; 122, for the 
University of Michigan; 113, for Indiana University; and 112, for the California Institute of Technology. 



152 UCLA Librarian 

Visitors 

Mrs. Marior2 Smith. Director of the Jackson Library of Business, at Stanford University, visited the 
Business Administration Library on August 1 and 2. 

Phoebe Peck, of the Clendening Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center, in Kansas City, 
Kansas, visited the Library on August 14. 

Mr. Inayaiullah, Director of the National Institute of Public Administration, in Pakistan, visited the 
Institute of Government and Public Affairs on August 15, accompanied by Emery E. Olson, Emeritus Dean 
of the School of Public Administration at USC. Mr. InayatuUah was interested in the library serving the 
Institute, and intends, on his return to Pakistan, to establish a similar institute and library there. 

Dr. Irwin Kerlan, Director of the Research and Reference Branch of the Bureau of Medicine, of the 
Food and Drug Administration, in Washington, D.C., visited the Department of Special Collections on 
August 17 to examine early children's books, of which he is a collector. 

Rutherford D. Rogers, Chief Assistant Librarian of Congress, visited the Library on August 18. 
Mr. Whiting showed him the newly assembled exhibit of the Sadleir Collection of Ninteenth-Century 
Fiction. 

Staff Publications and Activities 

Mr. Vesper's article, "A Recent Look at University Libraries in Italy," which first appeared in Col- 
lege and Research Libraries for May 1961, has been reprinted in the Winter-Spring (1961-62) issue of the 
Italian Quarterly. 

The March issue of the Southern California Quarterly, the publication of the Historical Society of 
Southern California, is the first to appear under the guiding editorial hand of Doyce Nunis. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Dixoo and Mrs. Joyce Doetkott, of the Oral History Project, share the masthead as, respectively, 
editorial assistant and editorial secretary. Mr. Nunis leads off with an editorial article, "A New Dress 
and Under a New Plan," in which he surveys the history of changes in the Society's .Annual and Quarterly, 
and Mrs. Stafford L. Warren, associate editor, and former President of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
writes on "The Eucalyptus Crusade," chronicling that tree's rise and fall in the estimation of Callfornlans. 

Mr. Nunis has been reappointed by Mayor Yorty to the Committee to Preserve the History of Los 
Angeles, this time to serve as Coordinator for a year. 

No Funds for Special Merit Increases 

The following memorandum was issued from the Chancellor's Office on August 15: 

Since no funds were approved in the current budget for special merit increases. Personnel 
Rule 6.32 which provides for such increases will not be implemented during 1962-63. 

The statewide administration is currently reviewing the pay policy for nonacaderaic em- 
ployees, and it is hoped that a plan will be developed and Implemented in the near future 
which will provide a more flexible salary Increase program making possible the recognition 
of outstanding and meritorious service. You will be notified of the procedures to be followed 
in implementing that plan as soon as it has been developed and forwarded to us. 

Charles E. Young 
Assistant Chancellor 



August 31, 1962 



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The Art of Navigation in 1545 

Pedro de Medina's L'Azte del Navegar is one of the most important books in the history of navigation. 
Medina (ca. 1493-1567), who sailed with Cone's, is considered to be the founder of the literature of sea- 
manship and was one of the eminent mathemati- 
cians and cosmographers of his day. The King 
of Spain entrusted Medina with the examination 
of pilots and sailing-masters for the West Indies 
and with the teaching of navigation. L'Arte del 
Navegar is a book of practical instructions writ- 
ten to facilitate the studies of those who intended 
to become trans- Atlantic pilots. 

The UCLA Library has acquired the first is- 
sue of the first Italian edition of L'Arte del Nave- 
gar, printed in Venice by Aurelio Pincio for Gioan- 
battista Pedrezano, and translated from the Span- 
ish by Fr. Vincenzo Palentino de Corzula (later 
copies bear the year 1555 in the colophon). The 
book, which was first printed in Spanish in 1545, 
was very popular with the successors of Columbus 
and was widely translated. A French translation 
appeared the same year as the Italian, and was 
later followed by a German edition. The English 
translation by John Frampton was printed first in 
1581 and again in 1595. 

Our copy of perhaps the most influential of 
the editions is an exceptionally good one. Its 
large title woodcut, reproduced here, is a hand- 
some and famous page, showing several types 
of sailing vessels under way, and it is repeated 
at the beginning of the second book. Of special interest is the full-page woodcut map of the Atlantic, 
showing Europe and the "Mundo Novo." It is one of the very few Spanish maps dating before 1570 and, 
as originally printed in 1545, may be taken to embody the results of Spanish discovery up to that time, as 
reported to Medina by the pilots with whom his official position as examiner brought him into frequent 
contact. The map identifies not only Los Reyes (Lima), the Amazon, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Florida, and 
the Mississippi River, but also the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Saguenay River, and the Papal line of de- 
marcation between the Spanish and Portuguese overseas possessions. Newfoundland had not yet been 
found to be an island, but the Isthmus of Panama is correctly shown. 

Wise After the Event 

That monumental reference work W'zse's New 7.ealand Post Office Directory has apparently been taken 
for a ride. On page 128 of the Wellington volume (vol. 2) for 1961-2, the following entries appear under 
Thompson Street: 

59a Mellors, Olvr, gamekpr. 
59b Lawrence, Dvd H, instr. 



d1 Ic^iio dcll.1 Turrc.a jVic del j>on:cdi Ruho. 

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They ought to get together some time and write a book. 

—from New Zealand Libraries, July 1962 



154 UCLA Librarian 

How to Tell the Wombat (Vombotus hirsutus) 

The Systematic Dictionary of tAammals of the World, a new addition to the Library's Reference col- 
lection, offers standard data on physical characteristics, habitat, and vital statistics, with an occasional 
provocative glimpse at the social lives and private idiosyncracies of the Lower Orders. Author Maurice 
Burton observes that the Ratel or Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis) not only burrows with great speed 
and climbs trees well, but "rolls head over heels for no obvious reason." And although most Bats are 
sociable at roosting places, certain species apparently get more than enough of togetherness from time to 
time, and then the males and females occupy separate roosts, while the children are banished to still an- 
other area. The True Vampire or Blood-Sucking Bat (Desmodus rotundus), by the way, does indeed like 
a taste of Homo sapiens once in a while, preferring to nibble the big toe. 

Mr. Burton mentions bits of animal folklore— "The Spotted Hyena ... is credited with imitating man's 
voice or of calling men by name"— some of which he refutes more or less firmly — "Stories of [the GorillaJ 
laying villages waste and carrying off women lack foundation." Other beasts prove to deserve their repu- 
tations: the Three-Toed Sloth or Ai (Bradypus tridactylus) "will swim, if compelled, back- or breast- 
stroke according to way it falls into water;" and the Common Shrew f^orex araneus), we learn, is quite in 
character with the word that has passed into our general language, for he is "quarrelsome in defense of 
territory: when 2 shrews meet, whiskers touch, they squeak; if intruder does not retreat both rear up on 
haunches and squeaking becomes more intense; if intruder still does not retreat both throw themselves on 
back, squeaking and wriggling, perhaps each holding other's tail in mouth; less a fight than a singing 
contest." 

Eight Weddings 

Patricia Sisson, of the Gifts and Exchange Section, and Hans Rosenstock, of the Acquisitions De- 
partment, were married on April 14 in San Diego. 

Nancy Damalerio, formerly a Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, married William 
Waller on June 2 in Los Angeles. The Wallers are now living in Washington, D.C., where William, a for- 
eign service officer, prepares for an overseas assignment. 

Constance Strickland, Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department and the College Library, and Paul 
Bullock, Staff Specialist in the Institute of Industrial Relations, were married in Las Vegas on June 11. 

Ksther Leonard and Aubrey Shatter were married in Los Angeles on July 6 and now live in Great Neck, 
New York. Esther had served in the Department of Special Collections as a Principal Library Assistant. 

Miriam Parker, of the Library Operations Survey, was married to Vernon G. Hoover, an officer in the 
Campus Police Department, on July 13 in Las Vegas. 

Anita Boone, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, married Kenneth Hall, a Los 
Angeles businessman, on July 28 in Houston, Texas. 

Carole Klement and Dennis Sullivan were married in Los Angeles on August 10. Carole is a Senior 
Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office and Dennis works in the Catalog Department as a student assistant. 

Nancy Towle, formerly head of the Periodicals Reading Room, married Harold Frank on August 17 in 
Los Angeles. They will make their home in Sonoma, where Harold will teach in high school. 

UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor (on leave): Everett Moore. Acting Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Assistant Editor: 
Peter Warshaw. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, J. M. Edelstein, David Esplin, Charlotte 
Georgi, Samuel Margolis, Doyce Nunis, Richard O'Brien, Gretchen Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Dorothy 
Wells. 



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Volume 15, Number 23 September 14, 1962 

Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs to Visit Library 

Members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles, meeting 
this weekend for their biennial reunion, will visit the Library tomorrow afternoon to see the Sadleir 
"Three-Decker" exhibit and the display on Charles Dickens in the Department of Special Collections, 
noted elsewhere in this issue. Before they come to the Library they will be entertained at a luncheon at 
Chancellor Murphy's residence. 

A New Early Latin American Imprint for UCLA 

Bartolome Ledesma's De Septem Novae Legis Sacramenli Summarium cum indice Locupletissimo, one 
of the finest Mexican imprints of the sixteenth century, was recently acquired by the Department of Special 
Collections. Printed in Mexico by Antonius de Espinosa in 1566, this substantial work was written by a 
leading theologian, and is now the earliest Latin American imprint in the UCLA Library. Ledesma, a 
Dominican, and the third Bishop of Oaxaca (where he died in 1604), was described by Hubert Howe Ban- 
croft as a "distinguished writer and patron of education. . . He founded the college of San Bartolome, 
with a rental of 2,000 pesos for 12 poor theologians, who must be natives of the province; and he estab- 
lished the first chair of moral theology in New Spain ..." 

In 1939, when Henry R. Wagner described the sixteenth-century Mexican imprints in the Huntington 
Library in an exhibit catalogue, only thirteen other copies of this book were believed to be in existence. 
(The catalogue, printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, was issued on the occasion of the 400th anniversary 
of the introduction of printing into Mexico. 75 copies were reserved, at the time, for presentation by the 
author to members of the Zamorano Club.) 

Off the Press 

The Clark Library has published Methods of Textual Editing, by Vinton A. Dearing, Associate Pro- 
fessor of English. Professor Dearing's paper was read at a Seminar on Bibliography held at the Clark 
Library on May 12. 

William A. Jackson's address on Bibliography and Literary Studies, delivered last May as the 1962 
Lecture on Bibliography, sponsored at Los Angeles by Zeitlin and Ver Brugge and at Berkeley by Warren 
R. Howell, has now been published jointly by the Berkeley and Los Angeles library schools. 

Issued last week was the eighteenth edition of our handbook on the use of the University Libraries, 
Know Your Library, for 1962-63. 

Michael Sadleir's Passages from the Autobiography of a Bibliomaniac, reprinted from the Preface to 
his XIX Century Fiction, has been published by the Library in a limited edition, designed and printed by 
Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press, for presentation to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs 
on the occasion of their visit to the Library tomorrow. The Main Library is exhibiting books from the 
Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction. 



156 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Elinor Mohn, newly appointed Librarian II in the Education Library, earned her Bachelor's degree in 
mathematics and her Master's degrees in psychology and in library science at the University of Minnesota. 
She has worked as a librarian in several California libraries, and for the past year was Head Librarian at 
Santa Monica High School. 

Maurice LaPierre has been appointed Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department. Mr. LaPierre re- 
ceived his Bachelor's degree from Boston College, and his Master's in library science at UCLA. He has 
been employed in the Circulation Department as a Senior Library Assistant since 1959. 

Mrs. LaVerne Atkin has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the College Library. She 
attended the University of Colorado, and for the past year has been employed by ASUCLA. 

Sheila Bernstein, newly employed Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, attended Santa Monica 
City College. She has worked for the Santa Monica Public Library and the Santa Monica Redevelopment 
Agency. 

Sheila Braden, new Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, attended Chaffey College, in 
Alta Loma, California, and has worked for two years at the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Kathryn Gomez has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loan Section of the 
Reference Department. She received her Bachelor's degree in histor)' from Mount St. Mary's College and 
studied languages at Heidelberg University. 

Stella Herman, recently employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Music Library, studied music at 
the University of Nebraska and at El Camino College, and has been employed in the library of El Camino 
College for the past seven years. 

Michael Janusz has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Intercampus Service Office of 
the Reference Department. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Slavic languages at UCLA in 1959 and has 
done graduate work since then. He has held positions as instructor and teaching assistant, and has worked 
in the Graduate Reading Room as a student assistant. 

Mrs. Nan Singley has rejoined the staff as Senior Account Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. 

Mrs. Linda Teeple, recently employed as Receptionist in the Librarian's Office, is a former UCLA 
student, and was employed in the Department of Art. 

Mary Walsh, new Secretary to the University Librarian, received her business training at Westbrook 
Academy, in Olean, New York. She has worked at Cornell University as a stenographer, and for the past 
six years was an account secretary with Laux Advertising, in Ithaca, New York. 

Virginia Hee has been promoted from Clerk to Senior Duplicating Machine Operator in the Biomedical 
Library. She earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Hawaii, and her teaching credential at 
UCLA, and she has taught in the Los Angeles City Schools. 

Nancy Knaus has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation De- 
partment. 

Mrs. Jean Slanger has been promoted from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant in 
the Music Library. 

Resignations have been received from Judy Wheeler, Marjorie Nelson, and Cynthia Henderson, Senior 
Library Assistants in the Circulation Department; Mrs. Helen Parisky, Librarian I, and Edeane Barge, 
Senior Library Assistant, both of the Catalog Department; and Irene Bray, Librarian I in the Institute of 
Industrial Relations Library. 



September 14, 1962 



157 



An Impious Horoscope 

One of the most remarkable of the Italian Renaissance figures connected with the revival of science 
was Giralomo Cardano, or Hieronymus Cardanus, as his name appears on title pages, better known to us 




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as Jerome Cardan. The Library, through its program of collecting the history of science and medicine, has 
lately been acquiring the works of Cardan, a learned man of his day and a prolific writer in the fields of 
mathematics, medicine, and astrology. One of his books which UCLA has recently obtained is the rare 
first edition of In CI. Ptolemaei Pelusiensis IIU de AstroTum ludiciis . . . Libros Commentaria. 

The book was published at Basel by Henrichus Petri in 1554, and it contains, in addition to Cardan's 
commentaries on Ptolemy's book of astrological judgments, an appendix, Geniturarum Exempla, which may 
be translated as Model Nativities. Horoscopes are scattered throughout the volume, the subjects including 
many of Cardan's contemporaries, or near-contemporaries, such as Erasmus, Edward VI, Henry VIII, and 
Sir John Cheke the English humanist, as well as Cardan and his family. Particularly curious, though, is a 
nativity chart of Jesus Christ, shown here. Such a chart was regarded as an impiety in those times. Car- 
dan fell upon evil days in his later life, and as he had engaged over the years in many controversies, his 
enemies pounced upon him in his weakness. He succeeded in securing a professorship at the University 
of Bologna in 1562, but he had enemies there also. Paul Jordan- Smith, in his essay on Cardan in For the 
Love of Books, (Oxford, 1934), writes: 

Some of the faculty had opposed his coming to the University and they did not hesitate 
to make things unpleasant. Cardan, on his part, did not take trouble lying down: when 
he found his colleagues in error he exposed them with venomous satisfaction, and what 
was more disconcerting, with deadly accuracy. His standing was not improved by these 
encounters. If they could, these hostile colleagues saw to it that Cardan's hours were 
inconvenient: all the little tricks to which the small academic mind is ever inclined, 
were employed to fret the newcomer. In 1563 they succeeded in getting an order to pre- 
vent the publication of his books. He was charged with heterodoxy and impiety. They 
had searched diligently throughout his work for evidence of his wickedness . . . 



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Visitors 

Douglas Bryant, Associate Director of Libraries at Harvard University, visited the Library on August 
23 to discuss with Messrs. Vosper, Cox, and Black our plans for automated circulation records. 

Maria Luisa liorielli, Director of the Museo e Istituto di Storia della Scienza at the University of 
Florence, visited the Department of Special Collections on September 4, accompanied by Charles D. 
O'Malley, Professor of Medical History. 

Mrs. Ruth Axe, local historian and bibliographer, and former assistant to the late Henry R. Wagner, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on September 4 to examine books and illustrations by 
Edward Vischer. 

Air. and Mrs. Ray flenson visited the Catalog Department on September 4. .Mrs. Henson, a former mem- 
ber of the Catalog Department staff, and her husband now live in Modesto, where he is a member of the 
.Modesto city planning commission. 

Another Catalog Department visitor on September 4 was Don Kniipl), formerly one of our student as- 
sistants, and now a public relations official at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. 

On September 5 we were visited by representatives of the City of Bologna, Italy, where there are plans 
to erect a new Civic Library building. The group was shown through the Flmer Belt Library of Vinciana, 
and then spent some time with Mr. Miles and others discussing library design and construction matters. 
(It was intriguing to hear Mr. Miles discourse fluently in Spanish in response to complex questions in 
Italian.) Our visitors were Dr. Antonio MenUogni, Bibliographical Superintendent of the Bologna district; 
Dr. Gino Nenzioni, Director of the Civil Library, Bologna, and Professor of Bibliography, University of 
Bologna; Dr. Ing. Francesco Fanloni, Chief Engineer of the City of Bologna; Dr. Renalo Zangheri, Head 
of the Office of Public Education, City of Bologna, Representative of the Mayor, and Professor of Eco- 
nomics at the University of Bologna; and Mr. Ciandonato Di Matteo, Member of the City Council of Bologna 
and Representative of the Administration of the City. 

Library Exhibits 

"Three-Deckers and Yellowbacks," the .Main Library exhibit of books from the Sadleir Collection of 
Nineteenth-Century Fiction, will remain on display through September 23. A number of items from the 
same collection may be seen in the display case of the Department of Special Collections. 

A selection of pictures relating to Charles Dickens, lent by Ada B. Nisbet, Professor of English, is 
exhibited in the entrance hall of the Department of Special Collections. 

Another Cherished Illusion Gone 

Animals and the folklore surrounding them continue to fascinate our reference librarians. Here, from 
Radford's Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, edited and revised by Christina Hole (London: Hutchinson, 
I96I), is new light on an old belief, and a shining triumph for the scientific method: 

. . .Manx people say it is extremely lucky if a bat falls on any person. Many women out- 
side the island would doubt this, because of the very general belief that if a bat alights 
or falls on a woman's head, it becomes entangled in her hair and cannot get away until 
the hair is cut. It seems, however, that this is also a superstition, without foundation 
in fact. In The Countryman (Spring I960) there is an account of experiments conducted 
in 1959 by the Earl of Cranbrook with the help of three gallant young women, who al- 
lowed him to thrust a bat into their hair. Four different kinds of bat were used, and in each 
case, the creature escaped quite easily without getting entangled in any way. 



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Books in Turkic Languages 

Although the languages spoken by the nomads of Central Asia have an ancient history, the study of 
their philology and literature began only recently, in the 1920's. With materials newly received from the 
academies of the Central Asian republics, intensive study of these cultures can now be undertaken at 
UCLA. 

From Alma-Ata ("the Father of Apples"), from Dushanbe (formerly Stalinabad), and from Baku (sacred 
city of the Fire Worshipers) the UCLA Library has begun to receive on exchange a number of publications 
in or about the Turkic languages. From the Tadjik Republic have come issues of the Academy's Doklady 
and Izvestiia, as well as the Trudy of the Institute of History, Archeology, and Ethnography. The Kazakh 
Academy is sending publications from its Institutes of Philosophy, of History, Archeology, and Ethnogra- 
phy, and of Language and Literature. And from the Azerbaidzhani Academy the Library is receiving publi- 
cations on art, language, and literature. Additional publications are expected, as a result of exchange ar- 
rangements now pending, from Tashkent, Ashkhabad, Frunze, Cheboksary, and Kyzyl. 

For the Controversially Minded 

Of particular interest to students of political and social controversy are a number of periodicals and 
newspapers recently acquired by the Library on microfilm. 

The Daily Worker, as the official organ of the Communist Party, USA, clironicled domestic Communist 
activities and enunciated the Party's policy on all aspects of national and international affairs. The 
Library's file of the Worker, on microfilm, covers the years from 1930 to 1944. 

Our newly obtained run of the United Mine Workers' Journal represents this militant union during its 
formative years from 1891 to 1926. 

An English-language publication from Shanghai, The China Weekly Review, provides one of the most 
thorough and reliable contemporary records of Far Eastern affairs. The Library's set, running from 1917 
to 1950, provides an account of China under successive "war lord," Nationalist, and Communist admin- 
istrations. 

For contemporary newspaper accounts of the American Civil War, the Library has acquired, for the 
years 1857 to 1866, microfilm copies of seventeen newspapers selected as representative of journalistic 
opinion in different sections of the country. Among them are the Charleston Daily Courier, the Hartford 
Courant, the Indianapolis journal, the Memphis Avalanche, the Newark Advertiser, and the Richmond 
Daily Dispatch. 

Staff Activities 

Doyce Nunis will speak on "Kate Douglas Wiggin: Pioneer in California Kindergarten Education," 
at the first fall meeting of the Historical Society of Southern California, on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the 
Los Angeles County Museum. 

Everett Moore spoke to new foreign students on the use of the Library at an orientation program on 
September 6. 

Service Awards to Staff Members 

Service awards have been made to Wilbur J. Smith, for fifteen years of service to the University, and 
to Ralph Lyon and James Mink, for ten years of service each. 



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Progress Report on the Index to the Los Angeles Times 

The Department of Special Collections received from the Los Angeles Timi's, some time ago, a card 
index to the newspaper from 1881 to 1945, excepting the years 1897 to 1912. The latter years are now 
being indexed by the Times, and when completed will be included with the original index. The Times 
has used a clipping file as an index since 1945, so there will be no cards after tliat date. The index will 
be most useful to students of Southern California history, and will complement the Los Angeles Star in- 
dex which is being compiled in the Department of Special Collections. The Star ceased publication in 
1881, and the Times began publication that same year. UCLA will eventually, therefore, have a card in- 
dex to Los Angeles newspapers from 1851 to 1945. 

The Los Angeles Times index now includes approximately 1,755,000 cards, which will fill nearly 
1,750 card catalog trays. Because of a lack of storage space on the main campus, the cards are stored 
in 150 cardboard cartons at the Clark residence, and the index is therefore not available for use at present. 
We hope that the Times index, when the North Campus Research Library has opened, may find a home in 
the present Main Library building where it can readily be consulted. 

Notice 

The Department of Special Collections will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, September 15. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Fay Blake, J. M. Edelstein, Sue Folz, Ralph Johnson, Samuel Margolis, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur 
Smith, Gretchen Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



Ll{^]^^ f^Jj^aru 



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•••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFQRNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 15, Number 24 



September 28, 1962 



'Champ Fleury' is Acquired by the Elmer Belt Collection 

Geoffrey Tory (1480-1533), reformer of orthography and typography under Francpois I and the first roy- 
al printer, was author, designer, engraver, printer, and publisher of Champ Fleury, au quel est contenu 

r art & science de la deue & vraye proportion 
des lettres attiques, qu'on dit aulrement lettres 
antiques & vulgairement lettres romaines, pro- 
portionees selon le corps & visage humain 
(Paris, 1529). A copy of the book, an impor- 
tant work in the history of letter design, has 
just been presented to the Elmer Belt Collec- 
tion of Leonardo da Vinci by Mr. Lessing J. 
Rosenwald, of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Rosenwald, who is one of the most distinguished 
book collectors of our time, has deeded his 
great collection of illustrated books and his col- 
lections of prints and drawings to the nation in 
the form of gifts to the Library of Congress and 
the National Gallery of Art. 

As is stated on the verso of the title page, 
Geoffroy Tory divided his Champ Fleury into 
three parts: "In the First Book is contained the 
exhortation to establish and order the French 
tongue by fixed rules for speaking elegantly in good and sound French diction. In the Second the inven- 
tion of the Attic Letters is treated, and their proportions are compared to those of the natural body and 
face of the perfect man. With many fine conceits & moral lessons concerning the said Attic letters. In 
the Third and last Book are drawn in their due proportions all the said Attic Letters in their alphabeti- 
cal order, of their due height and breadth, each by itself, with instruction as to their right fashioning and 
correct pronunciation, both Latin and French, as well in the ancient as in the modern manner." 

It is the third book which is the important part of Tory's work. However, it is in the second book 
that the famous attribution to Leonardo da Vinci occurs and which makes this beautiful volume such a 
fine addition to the Belt Collection. In the words of the translation of Champ Fleury by George B. Ives, 
published by The Grolier Club in 1927, Geoffroy Tory, in speaking of the works of contemporary authors 
who had turned their attention to the shapes of letters, said, 

Frere Lucas Paciol of Bourg Sainct Sepulchre, of the order of Freres Mineurs, and a 
theologian, who has written in vulgar Italian a book entitled Diuina Proportione [Luca 
Paccioli was born in Borgo San Sepolcro about the middle of the 15th century. He was 
one of the scholars aided by Lodovico il Moro in Milan, where Leonardo also was working. 
He pubhshed Divina Proportione in Venice in 1509, with a series of letters designed 
by Leonardo and text by himself. The purpose of the work was to fix mathematically 




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the rules of proportion for all the arts.] & who has essayed to draw the Attic letters, 
says nothing about them, nor gives explanations; i'^ I am not surprised, for I have 
heard from some Italians that he purloined the said letters from the late Messire 
Leonard da Vinci, who died recently at Amboise, and "who was a most excellent phi- 
losopher and admirable painter, and, as it were, another Archimedes. This Frere 
Lucas has had Leonardo's Attic Letters printed as his own. In truth, they may well 
be his, for he has not drawn them in their proper proportions, as I shall show here- 
after in treating of the said letters in their order. 

Staff Activities 

Donald Black spoke on "The Library Operations Survey at UCLA" at a meeting of the Southern Cal- 
ifornia Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on September 15 in Riverside. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed by Kthel S. Klahre, President of the Special Libraries Associa- 
tion, to be a member of the Committee for Planning the Library Program of the International Management 
Congress, which will be held in New York in September 1963. Miss Georgi, the only non-New York mem- 
ber of the committee, will be in charge of compiling a bibliography on management science, to be dis- 
tributed to some 5000 business executives expected to attend the Congress. The Congress is sponsored 
by the Council for International Progress in Management, the American member group of the Comite In- 
ternational de 1 'Organisation Scientifique. 

Mike Janusz, of the Intercampus Service Office, sings folk songs of Eastern Europe in a series of 
evening performances with Guy Carawan at the Ash Grove, until October 8. 

Visitors 

Anais Nin, author, of New York and Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
September 5. 

Katherine Karpenstein, librarian in charge of government documents on the Riverside campus, visited 
the Government Publications Room on September 12 to examine our procedures in treating documents. 

Wendell Simons, Assistant Librarian on the Santa Barbara campus, and Mrs. Vivian Karschner, Senior 
Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loan service at Santa Barbara, visited the Library on September 14 
to consult with Mr. Moore, Mr. Cox, and Mrs. Euler on the implications for interlibrary services of the 
new Lending Code and the mechanized circulation procedures. 

Rulh M. Collis, of the London bookselling firm of B. F. Stevens and Brown, visited the Department 
of Special Collections on September 18. 

Airs. Peggy Mai Chee Hochstadt, a member of the Library staff of the University of Singapore, visited 
the campus on September 21, accompanied by Mr. Kurt Simon, of Los Angeles. Gordon Stone showed her 
the Main Library and the Music Library, in which she was especially interested. Mrs. Hochstadt was en 
route to Chicago, where she will study this year in the Graduate Library School. 

St. Omar Lino Benitez, director of technical services at the Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nacion, in 
Buenos Aires, and a member of the faculty of the library school at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, 
visited the Library and the School of Library Service on September 21, accompanied by Mr. Carlos Villa- 
nueva, of the U.S. Department of State. After a visit to Mr. Lubetzky's class, they met with Dr. Engel- 
barts and other staff members to inquire into the organization and procedures of the Catalog Department. 

Professor H. C. van Rooy, University Librarian and Head of the Department of Library Science at 
Potchefstroom University, in the Transvaal, South Africa, visited the Library on September 24 to consult 
with Mr. Vosper, Miss Harmon, and Miss Ryan. He is touring European and American libraries, with the 
aid of the Carnegie Corporation, to study cooperative planning for subject specialization. 



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Antiquarian Book Fair to Be Held in San Francisco 

Autumn is here, and with it Antiquarian Book Fair time. The first California Fair was held last 
November at the Hotel Ambassador, and was sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the Anti- 
quarian Booksellers' Association of America. From what 
we hear, a profitable time was had by all, and so the Fair 
is well on its way to becoming an annual tradition. 

The California Antiquarian Book Fair for 1962 will be 
held on October 5-7, from 1-9 p.m. each day, in the Italian 
Room of the Hotel St. Francis, in San Francisco. .Admis- 
sion is free, and all exhibited items will be for sale. Both 
the Northern and Southern California Chapters of the ABAA 
are sponsors this time, and the 22 participating firms are 
divided equally between them. Northern exhibitors will be 
Alta California, Argonaut, The Glozers, Holmes, Vernon 
Howard, John Howell, David Magee, Newbegin's, Scribner's, 
Edward Sterne, and William Wreden, and from the South will 
come Bennett & Marshall, Roy Boswell, Cherokee, Dawson's, 
Theodore Front, Maxwell Hunley, Harry Levinson, Mel 
Royer, Kurt Schwarz, Yale & Brown, and Zeitlin & Ver 
Brugge. 



The woodcut shown here is reproduced from the an- 
nouncement of the Fair, designed and printed by Lawton 
Kennedy. 



Cartoons and Stamps Are Displayed by Biomedical Library 

"The Art of Being a .Medical Student," the current exhibit in the Biomedical Library, displayed until 




November 1, features cartoons by Dr. Charles Felzen Johnson, a 1961 graduate of the School of Medi- 
cine. The exhibit, designed primarily for medical students and for those who have been medical stu- 
dents, deals with the motives and mental equipment that bring success in medical school, and with the 
enemies of success which retard the progress of an otherwise able student. The cartoons originally ap- 
peared in the journal of the Student American Medical Association, The New Physician, from 1959 to 
1961. 

Postage stamps are also exhibited in the Biomedical Library, until October 15, in a display on 
"Medical Pathfinders," which illustrates medical progress from 3000 B.C. to the Atomic Age. The old- 
est physician honored philatelically is Imhotep, who lived nearly 4900 years ago, and is here honored 
by an Egyptian stamp showing him in the garb of a god. Greek and Roman medical history and mythol- 
ogy are depicted in stamps from several countries. "Medical Pathfinders" is the work of Mr. John Mirt 
and Mrs. Clara Mai Rutherford, of Medical Public Relations, in Chicago, and it is through Mr. Mirt's 
courtesy that the Biomedical Library is showing the exhibit. 



From Oral History to Printed History 

Doyce Nunis and the staff of the Library's Oral History Program are credited with a major part in 
assisting Henry James Forman, formerly an editor with Colliers and the North American Review, in com- 
piling some of his literary reminiscences for an article, "Willa Cather, A Voice from the Prairie," in 
the Summer issue of the Southwest Review. An earlier article by Mr. Forman, also a product of collabor- 
ation with the Oral History Program, was his "A Brilliant California Novelist, Gertrude Atherton," which 
appeared in the March 1961 issue of the California Historical Society Quarterly. Several other articles 
are now in press and will be reported here upon publication. 



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Personnel Notes 

Ramesh Taneja has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Catalog Department. He earned his Bache- 
lor's degree at the Panjab University in New Delhi and his Master's in Library Science at the University 
of Ottawa. He has worked as a librarian with All-India Radio (New Delhi), the Canadian Library Associ- 
ation, and the Kern County Free Library. 

Mrs. Dorothy Bart, new Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, studied at I'Ecole Superieure 
de Commerce, in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and earned a diploma at a professional school for booksellers, in 
Berne. She has worked in bookstores in Switzerland, France, and the United States, her most recent employ- 
ment being at Campbell's Bookstore in Westwood. 

Linda Betton, recently employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department, studied 
music at Kansas State University. 

Sharon Deans has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. She re- 
ceived her Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Mexico, where she worked in 
the Library as a technical services assistant. 

Mrs. Cherry Dunn, newly employed as Principal Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, 
earned her Bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University, and her Master's degrees in art and music 
at Northwestern University. She has taught music and art in Indiana and Hawaii, and has worked in the 
University of Hawaii Library. 

Carolyn Mackey, newly employed Secretary-Stenographer on the Librarian's administrative staff, and 
situated in the Reference Office, earned her Bachelor's degree at Tusculum College, in Greenville, Ten- 
nessee, and her secretarial certificate at Katherine Gibbs School, in Boston. She taught high-school 
English in the state of New York for a year. 

Lonnie Moore, new Senior Library Assistant in the Government Publications Room, earned his Bache- 
lor's degree in fine arts at Michigan State University. For the past two years he has been employed at 
the Yale University Library. 

Susan Ryder, who recently joined the staff of the Education Library as Senior Library Assistant, re- 
ceived her Bachelor's degree in English from Connecticut College, and worked for a year as a Serials As- 
sistant in the Harvard Library. 

Mrs. Virginia Salzman, newly employed Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, 
studied music at Birmingham-Southern College, in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Janet Schrager has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. She 
attended Los Angeles State College where she was employed in the Library. 

Resignations have been received from Kathryn Whiteley, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical 
Library, and Shlomo Bachrach, Principal Library Assistant in the Reference Department. 

New Display Shows North Campus Plons 

Staff and faculty who habitually avoid the main staircase in the Library in favor of more direct routes 
to their places of business will want to swing around to the scenic route some day to see the handsome 
exhibit board on the stair landing opposite the main entrance, which the firm of Jones and Emmons, our 
North Campus Library architects, have designed and mounted to describe the plans for the building now 
under construction. Included are a perspective drawing in color, a cross-section view of the floor levels, 
floor plans for the building, and a plot plan showing relationship of the building to other buildings now 
under construction or being planned on the North Campus. A brief statement about the planning for the 
library building needs from now until 1970, including plans for undergraduate facilities, accompanies the 
display. 



September 28, 1962 165 

UCLA Visited during Roxburghe-Zamorano Reunion 

The UCLA campus provided several of the major points of interest for the visiting members of the 
Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles, meeting in Los Angeles for 
their biennial reunion on September 15 and 16. Ed Ainsworth of the Los Angeles Times, reporting on the 
weekend's events, wrote with particular appreciation of the visits to campus libraries on Saturday after- 
noon, following a luncheon at Chancellor Murphy's residence. 

"... The guests saw the beginnings of the new library which will house three million volumes at 
UCLA and went on to an exhibit of the 'penny dreadful' novels from the Michael Sadleir collection . . . 
Librarian Robert Vosper dwelt upon some of the acquisitions of UCLA, many under the regime of Dr. 
Lawrence Clark Powell, former librarian, and now head of the School of Library Service and a Zamo- 
ranan . . . The Japanese and Chinese botanical and zoological books and manuscripts [from Professor 
Richard Rudolph's collection] were inspected in a setting next to a collection of rare pictures of Charles 
Dickens. . . After that, the Leonardo da Vinci collection of Dr. Elmer Belt, given to UCLA, was 
visited . . . 

"During these proceedings," Mr. Ainsworth reported, "it was disclosed that UCLA has obtained a 
great library from Turkey to make it one of the foremost of American universities in the realm of Middle 
East material ..." 

Concluding the Westwood phase of the weekend v/as a reception at the home of Professor Majl Ewing, 
where, as Mr. Ainsworth said, "an astounding collection of Max Beerbohm cartoons and drawings was laid 
out, while conversation and conviviality held sway around them ..." 

Library 2B 

Not to be confused with the North Campus Library, still under construction, is a "new" library build- 
ing on campus which will house some of our overflowing collections of books. The University adminis- 
tration has assigned rooms in temporary building 2B, down beyond the Engineering Buildings on West- 
wood Plaza, to be used by the Catalog Department for the storage of many of our brieflisted volumes and 
by the College Library for runs of duplicate bound periodicals. Provision has not been made for the Li- 
brary's Overflow of readers; there are bookshelves only, no chairs. 

Map Library Acquires Pacific Basin Materials 

The Map Library has been engaged for the past several months in an extensive program of acquisi- 
tion of materials on the Pacific Ocean Basin, an area which, in the post-war period, has become increas- 
ingly important, often for strategic reasons. The Map Library's former weakness in this area had been 
evident in responding to requests for material on Pacific islands, and one such request had to be filled 
with a Japanese chart, dated in the early 1920's, which had been captured in World War II. 

After three months of an accelerated acquisitions program, the Library can now report having obtained 
or ordered complete sets of hydrographic and topographic maps from the U.S. Navy, and from British, 
French, Australian, and New Zealand sources. A complete set of the Navy Sailing Directions, a monu- 
mental work of cartographic and geographic information, occupies 22 feet of shelving. Similar sets pro- 
duced by the British Admiralty and the French Navy are on their way to us. We have also received, as a 
gift from the National Archives, a nearly complete set of nautical charts of the Pacific Islands produced 
by the U.S. Navy in the 1830's and 1840's at the height of the whaling period. 

The Map Librarian has now begun a new program of acquiring locally produced maps from obscure 
sources, and for this purpose has communicated with official local agencies in every area in the Pacific. 
Aerial photographs of the Pacific and South East Asia in the Map Library are being classified and made 
available for public use, and the Library may have the opportunity to cooperate with the Pacific Scientific 
Information Center, in Honolulu, in a joint project of indexing maps of the Pacific area. 



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A Busy Year at the Clark Library 

Dr. Powell, in his nineteenth annual report as Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Li- 
brary, points up a number of the principal events for the year 1961-62. Visible evidence of the Library's 
service to scholarship is provided by the publication of books embodying contributions to knowledge 
which are based in considerable part on the use of the Clark collections. Notable works, during the year 
of this report, were John Dryden's Plays, edited by Vinton Dearing, John Harrington Smith, and Dougald 
MacMillan, and published by the University of California Press as Volume VIII of the California Dryden; 
The Letters of Oscar Wilde, edited and published by Rupert Hart-Davis; the second edition of John F. 
Fulton's Bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle, issued last year by the Oxford University Press; 
and Sister Elizabeth Marie's monograph on Eric Gill, Twentieth Century Book Designer, which the Scare- 
crow Press published this year. The Clark Library issued, as its own publications, six titles in the 
Augustan Reprint Series and two booklets in its series of seminar papers. 

In surveying the year's accessions. Dr. Powell calls attention to the addition of 165 items from the 
Ting period, English books from 1641 to 1700, a period in which the Clark holdings have always been 
strong, and he announces an exciting and unique acquisition for the Library's collection of Eric Gill 
materials: 

Thanks to Chancellor Murphy's timely assistance, the Library was able to acquire from 
the estate of Gill's widow, through the good offices of three of its trusted friends in the anti- 
quarian book world, David Magee, Bertram Rota, and George Sims, Gill's artistic and literary 
remains. Included are his own ten-volume set of annotated proof pulls of his engravings; the 
original drawings and sketches for most of the civic and religious works executed by him, 
such as the League of Nations buildings in Geneva, Broadcasting House, the Bank of Eng- 
land, and Leicester Square Tube Station, London; page proofs and dummies of many of his 
books; and, finally, a wealth of manuscripts of essays, addresses, letters, running to thou- 
sands of pages in all, and ranging from 1907 to 1940, the year of his death. 

Here now assembled and preserved in the Clark Library are the materials for biographical 
and critical studies of this major artist. Except for Dryden and Wilde, no other figure is so 
well documented in the Library's holdings. 

In addition to serving as host to a number of symposia and seminars, the Library welcomed the Uni- 
versity Regents at a dinner meeting to hear Chancellor Murphy's presentation of the Master Plan for UCLA 
and to be entertained by the UCLA Gamelan under the direction of Professor Mantle Hood. During the last 
year, too, Professor Emeritus William Haller, of Barnard College, was designated the first resident Clark 
Research Scholar, and another premier event was the installation of William Cheney as Library Printer, 
with presses and equipment housed in quarters formerly occupied by the Bindery. 

'Know Your Library' Exhibit 

A series of panels, entitled "Know Your Library," designed to acquaint students with the use of the 
Library, will be displayed in the exhibit area of the Main Library through October 8. In the exhibit cases 
may be seen a retrospective survey of past and current publications of the University Library, the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and the School of Library Service. 

A Book on Hollywood by Richard MacCann 

Hollywood in Transition, a book by Richard Dyer MacCann about the motion picture industry in a per- 
iod of adjustment, was published last week by Houghton Mifflin. The author's wife is Donnarae, our Uni- 
versity Elementary School Librarian. Mr. MacCann formerly was a correspondent for The Christian Science 
Monitor and recently taught filmwriting and documentary film at the University of Southern California. 



September 28, 1962 167 

University Microfilms Participation is Announced 

UCLA became a fully participating member of the University Microfilms program with the beginning 
of the current academic year as a result of negotiations which have been carried on for the past year be- 
tween the Graduate Division and the University Library on this campus and University Microfilms, Inc., 
of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Through this program, dissertations of doctoral students here will be micro- 
filmed by University Microfilms, and abstracts of the dissertations will be published in Dissertation Ab- 
stracts. Microfilm or xerox copies of dissertations may be purchased from University Microfilms. 

Interlibrary lending of typescript copies of UCLA dissertations will now be limited to libraries in 
California. Libraries outside of the state will be expected to purchase microfilm or xerox copies, in 
accordance with the usual pattern of the program. 

Dean Magoun recently announced that the new program would require significant changes in the pro- 
cedures for preparation and submission of the final copy for dissertations. An instruction manual has 
been newly prepared and distributed to members of the faculty for advisory purposes. James Mink, Uni- 
versity Archivist, will continue to have general responsibility for advising doctoral candidates on the 
form of their dissertations. To assist him in this, Mrs. Elisabeth Murray will join the staff of the Ar- 
chives section of the Department of Special Collections next month. 

Mr. Mink has announced that the all-rag master vellum will now be the permanent archival copy for 
all theses and dissertations submitted by the ozalid process. Ozalid copies, heretofore retained in tlie 
Archives, will now be cataloged for use in the Graduate Reading Room and in branch libraries. The Ar- 
chives will gradually release for cataloging and circulation its ozalid copies dating from 1949 to the 
present. 

New Interns Begin Medical Librorianship Program 

Three recent library school graduates this month began their year of service in the Biomedical Li- 
brary's graduate training program for medical librarianship. They are Gloria Stolzoff, a graduate of 
Oberlin College and the University of Washington's School of Librarianship, Laura Osborn, a graduate 
of Milligan College in Tennessee and the Florida State University Library School, and Fred Roper, a 
graduate of the University of North Carolina and its School of Library Science. The interns will spend 
half of their time in rotating staff assignments in the Library, and half in academic course work. 

Books by Barter 

Although direct financial transactions between the United States and the Soviet Union are not en- 
couraged at present, swapping (of non-strategic materials) is quite all right. The Library has therefore 
made arrangements to exchange American books and microfilm for Russian-language materials which 
are available only in the USSR. 

In one of our projects, Samuel Margolis, of the Acquisitions Department, orders microfilm of re- 
search materials needed by Professors Vladimir Markov, Kiril Taranovski, and Gerta Worth, of the De- 
partment of Slavic Languages, and Andreas Tietze, of the Department of Near Eastern and African Lan- 
guages. At the other end of our international transactions are Miss I. F. Grigor'eva, of the Sector of 
Foreign Collections and International Book-Exchange of the Leningrad State Library, and .Mr. B. P. 
Kanevskii, Head of the International Exchange Department of the Lenin State Library, in Moscow, both 
of whom are found to be most cooperative. 

And what sort of books have Leningrad and Moscow requested from us.> Besides their continuing 
interest in contemporary American literature, by authors like Ernest Hemingway, Hugh Kenner, Sinclair 
Lewis, Norman Mailer, Robert E. Sherwood, and Wallace Stevens, they have asked for such books as 
Germany Between East and West, by Wolfgang Frederick Stopler (National Planning Association, I960), 
The Future of the Human S\ind, by G. H. Estabrooks (Dutton, 1961), Problems of American Economic 



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Growth, by Bruce R. Morris (Oxford, 1961), and Loneliness, by Clark Edward Moustakas (Prentice-Hall, 
I96I). They also were interested in such titles as have become widely read by our literate Army, namely 
FM 21—18, Fool Marches, and TM 21—205, The Special Services Officer (Athletics and Recreation). 



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On Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20, the University's Library Council met in Santa 
Barbara to consider a number of matters of statewide importance. The Council, which reports to Presi- 
dent Kerr, comprises the chief librarian from each of tiie University of California campuses and the deans 
of the two library schools. Dean Swank from Berkeley and University Librarian Donald Clark from Santa 
Cruz were welcomed to their first Council session. 



Several new universities are being established in Great Britain during the next few years as part of 
a broad attempt to deal with some fundamental changes in the nation's educational pattern, including the 
sharply rising numbers of university students. One of the newest of these university establishments is 
the University of Sussex at Brighton, on the coast south of London. The Librarian, Mr. Dennis Cox, 
spent Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, at UCLA, discussing his building plans and other pro- 
fessional questions with several members of the Library staff and the faculty. 



The Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County held an impressive ceremony in their great Hearing 
Room on September 12 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles County Public Library. I was 
delighted by the obvious concern of the Supervisors for this important aspect of County government and 
was greatly pleased myself to participate in recognition of the enlightened development of library ser- 
vice in this large and scattered county. University education is greatly dependent on the quality of com- 
munity library service, as we at UCLA are acutely aware. It is not just that children who have access 
to stimulating school and public library services are apt to be more devoted readers and better informed 
users of libraries; it is also true that a large portion of the UCLA student body is still and will always 
be a commuting population. The consequence is that on many occasions the branch libraries of the city 
and county public library systems will be closer to hand for our students than is the University Library. 

Three of the speakers particularly pleased me. The twelve-year-old president of the Junior Friends 
of Hawthorne Library was charming. District Attorney McKesson warmed many hearts, I am certain, in 
addition to mine, when he rose without invitation to make a brief and pungent statement in defense of the 
clear right of American citizens to read whatever ideas they wish without censorship from a higher author- 
ity, through the agency of the free public libraries; and County Librarian John Henderson was particularly 
appealing when he said very simply that the only reason he had gotten into his tremendous administrative 
job was that he liked to be around books. 

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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, J.M. Edelstein, Sue Folz, Joseph Gantner, Charlotte Georgi, Carlos Hagen, Seymour 
Lubetzky, .Samuel Margolis, William Osuga, Helene Schimansky, Gretchen Taylor, Pat Walter, Brooke 
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Volume 15, Number 25 October 12, 1962 

Friends of the Library Will Hear A. L. Rowse 

A. L. Rowse, M.A., D.Litt., Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 
and Senior Fellow in English History at the Huntington Library, will be the Fall Dinner speaker for the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, at the Faculty Center on Tuesday, October 16, at 6:45 p.m. Poet, essayist, 
historian of Elizabethan England and the Churchill family, Dr. Rowse in his latest book, Ralegh and the 
ThrockmoTtons (1962), brings to light an astonishing Elizabethan diary. He will talk on his recent dis- 
coveries in Elizabethan history. 

Those of our readers who would like to attend should inquire at the University Librarian's Office as 
to the availability of late reservations. 

Second Clark Library Fellow is Appointed 

James R. Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, 
London, is in residence for the Fall semester as the second Fellow of the Clark Library. Professor 
Sutherland has had a distinguished career in the teaching of English literature, mainly in Glasgow and 
London. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1947 and at Indiana University in 1950-51, 
and in 1956, while he was on the faculty of the UCLA Summer Session, he delivered a paper on Restora- 
tion prose at the Third Clark Library Seminar. Professor Sutherland's publications include Defoe (1937), 
Background for Queen Anne (1939), the Twickenham edition of Pope's Dunciad (194i), On English Prose 
(1957), and English Satire (1958). He is working at present on the volume covering the years 1660-1700 
for the Oxford History of English Literature. 

Professor Sutherland will be available, by appointment, for consultations with graduate students at 
the Clark Library. 

Staff Association Hears Need for Proposition 1-A Bonds 

Thomas A. Stead, Senior Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, Chairman of the Board of the 
State Employees' Retirement System, and past President of the California State Employees' Association, 
spoke on the facts and figures of Proposition 1-A at a meeting of the Library Staff Association on Octo- 
ber 4. Stressing the point that the Proposition is not only desirable but absolutely necessary, Mr. Stead 
demonstrated the soundness with which the funds would be allocated to the state's University campuses, 
state colleges, and schools, and the sensible way in which the bonds would be financed. 

Although the implications of Proposition 1-A extend far beyond the University Library, readers of 
this newsletter may be interested to know that the Proposition includes all funds for equipping and furnish- 
ing the new North Campus Research Library, as well as the initial funds for remodeling the present build- 
ing into an undergraduate library. Therefore, if this bond issue should fail, the University Library will 
remain in its present quarters for an indefinite period of time. 



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Personnel Notes 

This week Mr. Vosper announced the establishment of a Serials Department in the University Library 
and the appointment of Elizabeth F. Norton to be its head. 

Miss Norton will be responsible for developing a centralized serials and periodicals service which 
will include, at the time of the move to the North Campus Library, the direction of the Periodicals Room. 
For the present, her department will assume the responsibilities and functions of the present Serials Sec- 
tion of the Acquisitions Department. Miss Norton will report to the Assistant University Librarian for 
public services, Everett Moore. 

The Periodicals Room will remain a part of the Reference Department as long as it is situated in the 
present building, and Miss Lodge and Miss Norton will be jointly responsible for planning the organiza- 
tion of service in the Periodicals Room in the North Campus Library. The new building provides for a 
fully centralized Serials Department, the office and working space for which will adjoin the Periodicals 
Room. Both public and official records will be better coordinated and simplified there than is now pos- 
sible. 

Miss Norton has been a member of the UCLA Library staff since 1945. She worked in the Circulation 
and Acquisitions Departments for several years, and in 1949 took charge of the Serials Section. Among 
her wider services in librarianship has been her very effective chairmanship of the Joint Committee to 
Compile a List of International Subscription Agents— a group within the Resources and Technical Services 
Division of the American Library Association— whose work of several years is soon to result in publica- 
tion by the ALA. 

In Print 

Doyce Nunis describes the Library's Oral History Project and its potential uses in serving the re- 
search needs of theater arts in his article, "Time for Taping," in the Educational Theatre journal for 
October. 

Dean Powell's profile of Edwin Castagna, Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, for the October 1 
issue of the Library journal, is cast in the form of an interview and thereby elicits little-known but in- 
triguing details in the career of the subject as cabin boy, unhorsed cowboy, cotton picker, dam builder, 
interurban trainman, and, more latterly, librarian. 

On the front cover of Lj for October 1 is a picture illustrating our Library's summer exhibit on "The 
Evolution of the Book: From Cuneiform to Microform." 

Mr. Vosper's views on classification and pay plans, particularly for academic libraries, are expressed 
in his article, "Needed: An Open End Career Policy," in the ALA Bulletin for October. 

Everett Moore, in his column on Intellectual Freedom in the same issue, discusses the trials of That 
Book again, and notes the Massachusetts Library Association's important role in winning a favorable 
decision for Tropic of Cancer by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

Maps from West and Central Africa on Exhibit 

The Map Library, is cooperation with the Geography Department, is presenting an exhibit of maps and 
city plans of the newly independent countries of West and Central Africa. Materials in the display are ex- 
amples of a large number of modern maps of Africa purchased for the Map Library in the last few months. 
The exhibit may be seen this month in the ground floor corridor of Haines Hall near the North entrance. Mr. 
Hagen says that information may be obtained at the Map Library about availability and prices of maps such 
as are shown in this exhibit. 



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Library Acquires Papers of a Pioneer Electrical Inventor 

Moses Gerrish Farmer, inventor and pioneer American electrician, led the way by thirty years in many 
practical applications of electrical current. The Library has recently acquired many of his papers, which 




are now housed in the Department of Special Collections. It has been said that Farmer's electrical pa- 
tents rivaled Edison's in importance, but, unlike the "Wizard of .Menlo Park," Farmer would not labor to 
perfect a marketable invention. Whenever he arrived at results which settled in his mind some principles 
governing the action of electrical current, he would lay aside what he had done and proceed in search of 
some new unknown, and thus he never profited greatly from his inventive work. 

Moses Farmer was born in 1820 at Boscawem, New Hampshire. He studied at Andover and Dartmouth, 
but became seriously ill and had to give up his college work. He then turned to teaching, and he became 
interested in electricity which was being brought to the attention of the world through the electro-magnetic 
telegraph. His first experiments were conducted about 1845, and he soon constructed a miniature electric 
train, shown here, which was successfully demonstrated in his backyard in 1847. In the following year, 
he perfected an electrical striking apparatus for a fire-alarm system, and by 1851 his invention was in 
practical use as the first such system in the country. 

Farmer next turned his attention to telegraphy, and four years later he discovered the means for du- 
plex and quadruplex telegraph. In 1856 his success in depositing aluminum electrolitically led to a part- 
nership in an electrotyping business. The venture proved prosperous from the start, but the panic of 1857 
completely wiped out the partners' capital and materially restricted Farmer's experimentation for a while. 

Shortly after his business failure. Farmer began experiments with electricity as a source of light. He 
invented an incandescent electric lamp containing a platinum wire filament and he obtained the current 
for this lamp from a wet-cell Battery. In the summer of 1859 he lighted the parlor of his home with two of 
these lamps arranged in multiple. Realizing that a galvanic battery was impracticable as a source of 
electricity, he sought for a substitute, and after several years of experimenting he conceived and patented 
what is now called the "self-exciting"dynamo. In 1868 he lighted a private residence in Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, by using one of these dynamos' with forty of his incandescent lamps arranged in multiple series 
and absolute regulation at the dynamo. 

In recognition of his achievements. Farmer was selected by the Federal government in 1872 to fill 
the office of electrician at the United States Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island. After nine years 



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at tliis post, during which he greatly advanced the art of torpedo warfare for the Navy, ill health neces- 
sitated his retirement. He continued his experiments with electric power generation and distribution, 
however, and, so far as his health would permit, acted as consulting electrician to the United States 
Electric Lighting Company. He lived until 1893 at his summer home in Eliot, Maine, where he had re- 
tired with his family. He died suddenly that yeair in Chicago where he had gone, against the advice of his 
physician, to prepare an exhibit of his inventions for the World's Columbian Exposition. Farmer's pa- 
tents were sold to the United States Electric Lighting Company, and later to Westinghouse. 

The Farmer papers contain nearly a thousand pieces, including letters, legal documents, diaries, 
scientific notes, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia. They are a reasonably complete record of the 
career of an important American inventor, and comprise a significant addition to the Library's collections 
in the history of science and technology. 

Only 61 More Shopping Days to Xmas 

Southern California has a new publisher, Karen Dawson, who announces her first title, now out and 
in good time for the Christmas lists: Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement C. Moore (Pasa- 
dena: Karen Dawson, 1962). It is printed and illustrated in two colors by Wm. M. Cheney in an edition 
limited to 200 copies, with a green full leather binding stamped in gold. The little (II pages, 2-1/2 by 
1-1/2 inches) book may be ordered from the publisher's Goleta branch, at 761 Camino Pescadero, for 
$3-90, including tax and shipping. 

Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) was a Hebrew scholar and writer of verse, but is chiefly remem- 
bered for his ballad beginning "'Twas the night before Christmas ..." The story goes that the verses 
were written in 1822 as a Christmas gift for his children and were transcribed by a friend who gave them 
to the Troy Sentinel which first published them, anonymously, on December 23, 1823. The poem was in- 
cluded in a collection of Moore's verse published in 1844 and it has since been a constant children's 
favorite. 

Miss Dawson's edition is dedicated to Myrtle Clark, Librarian of the Linda Vista Branch of the 
Pasadena Public Library, who has a collection of about a hundred editions of the poem. The book was 
presented as a token of appreciation by the publisher for the inspiration and guidance she received as a 
student employee in Miss Clark's library. Miss Dawson, now a University of California student at the 
Santa Barbara campus, is the daughter of Glen Dawson, also a Southern California publisher-bookseller. 

Collectors of minature books and of Cheney imprints will be happy, as they always are when a 
Cheney book is published. Except for the initial letter, which is 24-point Thome, he has used Basker- 
ville throughout— 6 -point italics for the text, and small caps and swash in 6-, 10-, and 12-])oint sizes for 
the title page and dedication. It may be typographically incredible, but it is also perfectly legible to 
the naked eye and a book of charm as well as of technical beauty. 

New Editor for Intellectual Freedom Newsletter 

Editorship of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom has moved from UCLA to Berkeley with this 
month's issue. LeRoy Charles Merritt, Associate Professor in the School of Librarianship at Berkeley, 
has been appointed to succeed Donald Black, who resigned because of the press of other duties. The 
Newsletter is published by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association, 
and with the current issue changes from a quarterly to a bi-monthly schedule. 

A New Library Publication 

Issue number 1 of A Selected List of Recent Additions to the Collections in Medieval and Renais- 
sance Studies, prepared by J. M. Edelstein, has been published by the Library. The List includes both 
manuscripts and books, among the latter being early printed works as well as modern scholarly studies 
of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. 



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CLA to Meet at Coronado 

The California Library Association will hold its 64th annual conference at the Hotel del Coronado, 
in Coronado, on October 23-27. "Choose Something Like a Star" is the year's convention theme. Martha 
T. Boaz, President of CLA and Dean of the School of Library Science at USC, will preside over the con- 
ference. 

The principal speakers for the general sessions, as announced in the preliminary program, will be 
Irving Howe, Professor of English at Stanford University, with the keynote address on "Censorship: New 
Troubles, New Bearings;" Upton Sinclair, speaking on "The Librarian in a Troubled World;" Frances 
Clarke Sayers, of the School of Library Service at UCLA, with a talk on "Summoned by Books;" and 
Dorothy Parker, author, and Dr. W. Ballentine Henley, President of the California College of Medicine. 

John W. Caughey, Professor of History at UCLA, will deliver the eleventh annual Edith M. Coulter 
Lecture at the luncheon of the University of California Library Schools Alumni Association. A. L. Rowse, 
Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, will address the luncheon meeting of the USC School of Library 
Science Alumni Association. 

Sherry Terzian, as chairman of the Psychiatric Librarians' Group, has invited conference attenders 
to hear three papers which will be read at sessions of the Hospitals and Institutions Round Table: "Li- 
braries for Emotional Needs," by Dr. Daniel Blain, Director of the California Department of Mental Hy- 
giene; "The New Mission of Medical Hospital Librarians," by Scott Adams, Deputy Director of the National 
Library of Medicine; and "Pioneering in Mental Health: California's First Day Treatment Center," by Dr. 
Thomas M. McMillan, Psychiatrist-Director of the San Diego Day Treatment Center. 

Seminar on Library Development In Africa 

(Lorraine Mathies, of the Education Library, now on leave of absence in Lagos, Nigeria, to serve as 
Librarian of the Federal College of Education, reports here on a significant conference held last month.) 

One of the fascinating aspects of being abroad is that so often the unexpected 
may happen. In July I received an invitation from Everett Petersen, Head of the 
Division of Libraries, Documentation, and Archives, UNESCO Secretariat in Paris, to 
attend a conference on library development in Africa. The conference, officially en- 
titled "Regional Seminar on the Dvelopment of Public Libraries in Africa," was held 
in Enugu, Nigeria, from September 10-22 on the Enugu campus of the University of 
Nigeria. Official delegates from twenty-eight African countries and observers repre- 
senting the British Council, Ford Foundation, International Federation of Library 
Associations, the West African Library Association, and the World Confederation of 
Organizations of the Teaching Protession attended. 

This conference was planned as a sequel to the first regional Seminar on the 
Development of Public Libraries in Africa which was held at University College, 
Ibadan, in 1953. That meeting led to the establishment of a model regional public 
library service centered at Enugu in Eastern Nigeria, the organization of the West 
African Library Association, and the development of schools for training librarians 
in Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal— all with UNESCO assistance. 

Since the first Seminar many countries have obtained their independence and the 
demands and needs for education have increased notably. The Conference of African 
States on the Development of Education, which convened in Addis Ababa in 1961, led 
to tlie development of an outline plan for education which included teaching 100 mil- 
lion adults how to read. In view of this, the second Seminar was held for the purpose 
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public libraries, both in support of the national educational activities planned at the 
Addis Ababa Conference and as educational and cultural centers in their own right. 

More than one-third of the participants at the Seminar were from the French- 
speaking countries of Africa. Therefore English and French were the working languages 
of the plenary sessions. Early in the proceedings it was obvious that wide divergencies 
in backgrounds existed between the participants. Several of the French-speaking dele- 
gates had no training or experience in library organization and management, yet they 
were charged with the responsibility of high-level planning— the development of library 
services on a national scale. Some delegates from certain English-speaking countries, 
on the other hand, represented long-established institutions with several years of ex- 
perience. Introductory discussions outlining the status of public library development in 
both English- and French-speaking African countries indicated that in only a few cases 
had such a plan been prepared. In the French-speaking countries, the lack of interest 
in libraries by the governments is, to say the least, a discouraging factor. It was fre- 
quently reported that the shortage of funds in most countries has influenced decisions 
where so many demands are made on available resources. 

In spite of these wide differences, the Seminar, through the efforts of John Lorenz, 
Director of the Library Services Branch of the U. S. Office of Education, and the steer- 
ing committee, proceeded to study these topics: public library legislation, financial 
support, organization and operation of a public library service, problems of constructing 
library buildings in the tropics, need for bibliographic services, co-operation between 
libraries, the training of library staff, and library associations. 

A highlight of the Seminar was a visit to the Regional Central Library at Enugu. 
This, the third public library project organized with UNESCO assistance, was designed 
to serve as a model for library service in Africa. It is just that! Here in a region of 
some 800,000 people with a literacy rate of ten percent is a well-organized book col- 
lection of 30,000 volumes housed in a new modern two-story building. In a two-year 
period this library reported a circulation of 174,682 loans. An analysis of these statis- 
tics shows that Nigerians prefer non-fiction to fiction, particularly technical literature. 
It appears that the Nigerian reads books as tools of study rather than as leisure-time 
activities— to obtain a "certificate" or to improve his English rather than to broaden 
his general interests. These are significant facts for all of us who are engaged in the 
promotion of educational activities in newly-developing countries. 

Visitors 

Tomio Nozawa, Principal of the Unesco International Understanding School, at the Higashichofu 
Junior High School, in Tokyo, and Sakuzo Hasebe, teacher of English at the Akasaka Upper Secondary 
School, also in Tokyo, visited the English Reading Room on September 28. 

Edra Bogle, Education Librarian at USC, and Ruth Pryor, acting head of the World Affairs Library 
at USC, visited the Main Library on September 29. 

Margaret Ayrault, Head of the Catalog Department at the University of Michigan Library, visited the 
Library on October 4 and 5, principally to obtain information about our Catalog Department's briefli sting 
procedure. 

Nathan Reingold, Senior Reference Librarian in the Science and Technology Division of the Library 
of Congress, visited the Library on October 4 to consult with Mr. Edelstein. 

Mieko Okunomiya, of Tokyo, who has worked for the past year in the Queens Borough Public Library, 
New York, called on Mr. and Mrs. Moore, former teachers of hers at the Japan Library School in Keio Uni- 
versity, and visited the Main and Biomedical Libraries, on October 8. 



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New Classification and Salary Plan for Professional Librarians 

For several years representatives of the Library Council have been working with appropriate officers 
of the local campuses and the state-wide University to devise a more flexible classification structure and 
pay plan for professional librarians, one which would specifically take account of the essentially academic 
nature of library work and allow librarians to move from class to class on the basis of individual achieve- 
ment as well as administrative responsibility. Specific goals were: 

1. To achieve local campus control of reclassifications, promotions, etc. 

2. To expand the present scheme by at least five steps. 

3. To make the Librarian-I essentially a training class, thus reducing the number of 
years needed to qualify for Librarian-II from four to two or three. 

4. To make it possible to grant merit increases of varying amounts in recognition of 
the actual variations in individual performance. 

5. To emphasize the close tie between the librarian's responsibility and the teaching 
and research function of the University. 

On July 1, 1962, all professional librarians were officially classified as academic employees, thus 
accomplishing one part of our total objective. The new classification and pay plan described below will 
go far towards accomplishing the rest of it. 

FORMER SALARY RANGE NEW SALARY RANGE 



TITLE Annual Monthly Annual Monthly 



Librarian I $5,280-6,432 $440-536 $5,280-6,432 $440- 536 

Librarian II 6,120- 7,428 510-619 6,120-7,428 510- 619 

Librarian III 7,428- 9,036 619-753 7,428- 9,036 619- 753 

Librarian IV 9,036-10,968 753-914 8,604-10,440 717- 870 

Librarian V 9,948-12,696 829-1,058 

Merit salary increases for professional librarians will be granted on July 1, and the amount of in- 
crease granted to an individual will be determined on the basis of performance and according to the fol- 
lowing general policies: (I) Librarians I, II, and III may be granted annual increases varying from to 
7-1/2 percent in amount, not in excess of the maximum of the salary range. (2) Librarians IV may be 
granted annual increases varying from to 10 percent in amount, not in excess of the maximum of the 
salary range. (3) Librarians V and Assistant University Librarians may be granted biennial increases 
varying from to 12-1/2 percent in amount, not in excess of the maximum of the salary range. (4) Pro- 
fessional librarians in any class may be granted a salary increase to 5 percent over the maximum of the 
salary range on the basis of three years of service at the maximum and outstanding performance. (5) In- 
creases granted to Librarians IV, Librarians V, and Assistant University Librarians are to be based en- 
tirely on meritorious performance. 

New Library Serves Blind Children 

The Students Braille Library opened last month at 10578 West Pico Boulevard, in Los Angeles, with 
facilities for serving blind children of all ages in the Los Angeles area. One of its founders, Mrs. Alvin 
Howard, talked with Dean Powell last spring and, through him, met with die faculty and staff of the School 
of Library Service to discuss problems of book selection. The Library, completely staffed by volunteers, 
hopes to duplicate for blind children the same library experience enjoyed by the sighted. The Braille Ser- 
vices Guild, Inc., sponsor of the Library, arranges for the transcribing of the books. 



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The Smith-Edelstein Expedition 

Wilbur Smith, one of our "official" delegates to last week's Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco, 
has produced this remarkably informal report on the Smith-Edelstein expedition. 

The second California Antiquarian Book Fair, held in San Francisco last week, 
was generally a great success, with flourishing sales in spite of some early skepti- 
cism by the trade. There were, however, some signs of confusion by dealers as well 
as by visitors. First of all, UCLA's representative, Mel Edelstein, nearly missed 
his plane by one day; Wilbur miscalculated and barely made it, staggering up the run- 
way at the last minute with spilling baggage. 

Bill Wreden lost a box full of rarities— only it turned out he'd left it at home and 
Mrs. Wreden had to drive it in all the way from Atherton. Bill Glozer lost some vital 
records and spent two hours scrambling under the counters until he found them. At 
an adjoining booth, one dealer discreetly removed a valuable book from under the arm 
of a suspected thief. But the man was only protecting his find, and he turned out to 
be a well-heeled new customer, buying that book and several hundred dollars worth in 
addition. Max Hunley sat down on a carton to rest his tired feet and disappeared be- 
hind his counter when the top collapsed. 

Upon returning to Los Angeles, your delegates found that Mel Edelstein's car 
refused to get out of second gear, and that Wilbur had left his lights on and so the 
battery was dead. 

Otherwise, things went very well. Mel and Wilbur found many fine things for which 
they recklessly committed the Library, though they really had no money to spend. 
Warren Howell admitted that "fringe benefits"— principally the meeting of new clients- 
alone justified the Fair. 

The Fair was held in the Italian Room of the St. Francis Hotel, a trifle crowded, 
but an excellent location for the convenience of both dealers and shoppers. All these 
book dealers and many others are represented in the current Library exhibit of Cali- 
fornia booksellers and their publications. 



California Bookdealers and Their Publications 

Booksellers of California" is the new exhibit in the Main Library, showing until November 8. Cata- 
logues, brochures, books, pictures, and brief biographies published by the booksellers are displayed in 
the Library's exhibit areas. Materials from many of the book dealers in the state have been borrowed by 
Wilbur Smith for this exhibit. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Page Ackerman, William Conway, Elizabeth Eisenbach, Carlos Hagen, Andrew Horn, Grace Hunt, 
Lorraine Mathies, James Mink, Helene Schimansky, Wilbur Smith, Gretchen Taylor, Peter Warshaw, 
Brooke Whiting. 



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October 26, 1962 



Antiquarian Booksellers of California on Exhibit 

Continuing on display, through November 8, is the Library's exhibit on "Antiquarian Booksellers of 
California," based upon materials lent by the dealers themselves. The exhibit recognizes the interde- 
pendence of librarians and booksellers in 
preserving and making available the great 
books of all times. Harry A. Levinson, the 
immediate past President of the Southern 
California chapter of the Antiquarian Book- 
sellers Association of America, visited the 
Library on October 18 to examine the dis- 
play with Mr. Vosper, as shown in the ac- 
companying photograph, and joined several 
staff members for luncheon at the Faculty 
Center. 

The booksellers have generously pro- 
vided sample catalogues of their wares, 
photographs of their shops, and short his- 
torical and descriptive accounts of their 
businesses. The determinedly individual- 
istic antiquarian dealers have nonetheless 
cooperated generously with UCLA librari- 
ans in assembling this display, just as they do in conducting the affairs of their Association and in pro- 
ducing their annual Antiquarian Book Fairs. 

Most Californians are unaware that their state is exceptionally rich in the number and quality of its 
antiquarian booksellers. Los Angeles and San Francisco are, in this respect, among the leading cities 
in the nation, and only New York can boast of more rare book shops than Los Angeles. 

A number of the bookmen have been publishers as well as booksellers— an ancient characteristic, for 
a book in earlier times, most likely, would be printed, published, and sold all by the same shop. Glen 
Dawson, of Dawson's Book Shop, in Los Angeles, has published fifty titles in his notable Early Cali- 
fornia Travel Series. The Glozers Bookshop, in Berkeley, and Philip Brown, of Yale & Brown, in Pasa- 
dena, have issued cookbooks and bibliographies of cookbooks. Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, of Los Angeles, 
J. E. Reynolds, of Van Nuys, William P. Treden, of Palo Alto, and John Howell and David Magee, of 
San Francisco, are among other firms which have published significant books, particularly on Western 
American history, and often printed in handsome editions by leading fine printers of California. 

General statements about the antiquarian dealers are dubious, for each is unique in operation or in 
specialties. Some of them will carry a general stock of rare books in many fields of interest. In South- 
ern California, Bennett & Marshall, in downtown Los Angeles, Peggy Christian, on La Cienega Boule- 
vard, International Bookfinders, of Beverly Hills, and Kurt Merlander, of Burbank, are general rare book 




178 UCLA Librarian 



dealers, as are the Alta California Bookstore, in Berkeley, and Roy Vernon Sowers, in Los Gatos, for 
Northern California. But most of them are specialists: G. F. Hollingsworth, of Manhattan Beach, and 
the Argonaut Book Shop, in San Francisco, for example, are dealers in \^'estern Americana and Californ- 
iana; John Q. Burch, of Los Angeles, is the nation's leading specialist on conchology and related fields 
of natural history; Roy V. Boswell, of Beverly Hills, emphasizes maps, atlases, and books of travel and 
exploration; Milton Luboviski, of the Larry Fdmunds Book Shop, in Hollywood, boasts the world's lar- 
gest collection of books on the cinema; E. L. Sterne, of San Francisco, has books on aeronautics and 
"flight in all its forms and fancies;" and Theodore Front, of Los Angeles, has succeeded to the late 
Ernest Gottlieb as a supplier of materials on musicology. 

Harold C. Holmes, proprietor of the Holmes Book Company, in Oakland, says that his firm, founded 
in 1894, is the oldest surviving general bookstore in California. Whitney T. Genns, of Santa Barbara, 
claims that his shop is the tiniest in the country. 

California bookmen have come to their careers from a variety of backgrounds. Maxwell Hunley, a 
Beverly Hills dealer in first editions and Western Americana, was formerly a court reporter and a cham- 
pion tennis-player. M. J. Royer left a successful business career in an unrelated field to establish in 
Los Angeles what has become the West's foremost bookshop specializing in fine and applied art. Bron- 
islaw Mlynarski, of Beverly Hills, who sells books on music and musical instruments, was a captain in 
the Polish army, and is one of the few survivors of the Katyn Forest massacre of 1940. 

Kurt L. Schwarz, on the other hand, was raised in a bookselling family, and entered his father's bus- 
iness in Vienna. Hitler and World War II, however, forced him to move to London, then to Shanghai, and 
finally to Beverly Hills, all the while a bookman and now a specialist in Orientalia. Harry A. Levinson, 
also of Beverly Hills, had a thriving rare book firm in New York before moving to California, where he 
specializes in early English books and manuscripts. 

The dealer in rare books and manuscripts is by tradition highly individualistic. He runs his busi- 
ness quite as he wishes— buying and selling, arranging his stock, pricing his books, issuing his cata- 
logues, and developing his clientele. The atmosphere of his shop, together with the specialties on his 
shelves, will reflect the mind and spirit of each proprietor in a way that no other business establishment, 
in this age of supermarkets, can do. 

Congratulations on the Rosenberg Acquisition 

Professor Jefim Schirmann, renowned authority on medieval Hebrew poetry at the Hebrew University 
in Jerusalem, and Visiting Professor of Hebrew at UCLA this semester, recently examined the books in 
the Rosenberg Collection of Hebraica and Judaica, which the Library has just acquired. In writing to 
congratulate Dr. Wolf Leslau, Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern and African Languages, on 
this significant acquisition by the University, Dr. Schirmann emphasizes the collection's important works 
in three fields: "(1) several fundamental works of the so-called 'Science of Judaism' (Wissenschafl des 
J udentums) in German and in other languages; (2) a large number of classical Hebrew works, many of 
them in rare editions of the I6th and 17th centuries; (3) many Jewish-Italian works, in Hebrew and Ital- 
ian, among them booklets and pamphlets which are very rare outside of Italy." 

Durrell-Miller Correspondence to Appear 

Soon to be published is A Private Correspondence (New York, Dutton, $6.95), letters by Lawrence 
Durrell and Henry Miller, edited by George Wickes, Associate Professor of English at Harvey Mudd Col- 
lege, in Claremont. An advance copy of the dust jacket has been received here (in advance of the book, 
that is), and the text on the flap states that "Dr. Wickes went through the Durrell collection kept by Alan 
Thomas in England and the Miller collection at UCLA in order to select the very best letters these men 
wrote each other in the course of twenty-five years." The Library is the depository for Henry Miller's 
manuscripts and books, and now has Dean Powell's extensive collection of Lawrence Durrell. 



October 26, 1962 



179 



The Incomparable Max: Some New Acquisitions 

A substantial lot of manuscript materials by and about Sir Max Beerbohm has been obtained for the 
Library by the generous aid of Professor Majl Ewing, of the Department of English, who contributed a 

large sum to the purchase price. 



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The Library's Beerbohm Collection is still in 
its infancy, having been started with several groups 
of manuscripts purchased at the famous Sotheby 
sale, on December 12, 1961, when the bulk of Max's 
books and manuscripts were auctioned off. In addi- 
tion to this, the Library owned half a dozen original 
drawings by Max purchased by Mr. Powell on his 
buying trip to Europe in I960. The new material 
more than doubles the amount of Beerbohm manu- 
scripts now at UCLA. Four manuscripts of pub- 
lished essays were added, fifteen manuscripts of 
short unpublished pieces, approximately seventy- 
five letters to Max from various well-known people, 
a small group of about ten letters from Max to his 
friends and acquaintances (including one in Latin 
to Reggie Turner), and an interesting group of 
ephemera. 

Also included in the purchase (but now repos- 
ing in the Oscar Wilde Collection at the Clark Li- 
brary) was Reggie Turner's copy of Wilde's Inten- 
tions, with elaborate decorations by Max. That 
gives UCLA two copies of Intentions with decora- 
tions by Max, the Clark having acquired its other 
copy at the 1961 Sotheby sale. 



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One of the highlights of the collection is a 
small group of letters from well-known persons, in- 
cluding Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rose Macaulay, 
and Edith Craig, thanking Max for his famous BBC 
broadcasts made during the second World War. These letters display a warmth and affection rarely ac- 
corded, one suspects, to a literary figure. The broadcasts, for the delight of Max-lovers everywhere, 
have been collected and printed in his Mainly on the Air. 

The letter reproduced here is from Albert Rutherston, artist, book illustrator, and brother of Will 
Rothenstein— both brothers were close friends of Max— and it seems, at first glance, to be written in cune- 
iform, but a closer look reveals that it is in English. The text can be deciphered as: 

Sunday night 
18 J any 42 

My Dearest Max. Delightful— thank you, I enjoyed it enormously. How good & how profound— 
and your hue — "Good-night children everywhere"— It was hard to find a "set"— Driving out into 
the snow, at last to rest here,- to be told they had only "a license for the news." But I said 
"Sir Max B" is the news & so I've sat in the Residents' Lounge triumphant. What memories 
you bring back & how pleased I feel to remember that I too loved the Halls— Your singing was 
enchanting incidentally— All my love & again thanks. 



Albert 



180 UCLA Librarian 

Personnel Notes 

Airs. Patricia Carmony, who has joined the staff as Librarian I in the Government Publications Room 
of the Reference Department, earned her Bachelor's degree in history at the University of Oregon and her 
Master's in Library Science at the Berkeley campus of the University. Mrs. Carmony has previously been 
employed in various schools and libraries in Oregon and California. 

Mrs. Margaret Dole, who has previously been employed both by the Acquisitions Department and by 
the School of Library Service, recently accepted an appointment as Librarian I in the Institute of Indus- 
trial Relations Library. Mrs. Dole is a graduate of the UCLA School of Library Service. 

Soghomon Chooljian has been employed as a Research Assistant for the Library Operations Survey. 
He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business administration at UCLA, and has served as 
general manager for Outer Space Products, of Los Angeles. 

Carol Dressel, newly employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, earned her 
Bachelor's degree in zoology at Michigan State University. 

Peggy Flynn, new Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, graduated from the Central 
Park School of Art, in New York. She was formerly employed in the Hospital Cashier's Department of 
the UCLA Medical Center. 

Mrs. Sonia Hirhod has been employed as a Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathe- 
matical Sciences Library. Her Bachelor's degree in psychology was earned at USC, and during the past 
year she has majored in education at UCLA. 

Mrs. Elisabeth Murray has transferred from the Graduate Division to become Principal Clerk in the 
Department of Special Collections. She has studied English at the University's Berkeley campus, and 
has been employed in the offices of the School of Education and the Graduate Division at UCLA. 

Irene Stoner, new Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has attended the College of New 
Rochelle, New York, where she worked as a library assistant. 

Bruce Holland has transferred from Clerk in the Bindery Preparations Section to Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Circulation Department. 

Edith Moore has been reclassified from Senior Typist Clerk to Principal Clerk in the Photographic 
Department. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Carolyn Dupar, Senior Library Assistant in the Acqui- 
sitions Department, Kathryn Gomez, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, and Mrs. Mir- 
iam Hoover, Senior Typist Clerk in the Library Operations Survey. 



Mr. Black to Go on Leave 

Donald Black, Physics Librarian, who is currently in charge of the Library Operations Survey, has 
been granted a year's leave of absence to direct a feasibility study in Hawaii of communications prob- 
lems of the Headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, of the United States Armed Forces, under 
contract with the Intelligence Systems Department of Planning Research. For the past year Mr. Black 
has studied the University Library's internal procedures with a view to utilizing mechanized equipment 
wherever feasible. He has designed the IBM system now being installed in the Circulation Department, 
soon to be ready for operation. 



October 26, 1962 



181 



Presentation of Portrait Features Friends Meeting 

Professor Frederick Wight's informal portrait of Mr. Powell, which he painted last Spring, was pre- 
sented to the Friends of the UCLA Library at its Fall dinner in the Faculty Center on October 16. Pro- 
fessor Majl Ewing, President of the Friends, 
accepted it from Mr. Wight and presented it 
to Mr. Vesper, who received it for the Li- 
brary. It will be hung in the card catalog 
room of the present building. 

Professor Ewing remarked that "the 
portrait, which is a vivid image of a founder 
of the Friends of the Library, is a treasure 
which the University can now possess 
through the generosity and understanding 
of the artist. Mr. Wight, in his busy pro- 
fessional career, is widely known for his 
arresting, visionary canvases. He rarely 
undertakes portraits, but from time to time 
he feels impelled by a commanding person- 
ality to undertake the task. 

"This portrait represents the artist at his 
understanding best and will be a precious 
permanent record of a man who brought the 
UCLA Library to its present eminent sta- 
tus." 

The speaker at the dinner was A. L. 
Rowse, Fellow of All Souls College, Ox- 
ford, and Senior Fellow in English History 
at the Huntington Library, who recounted 
personal associations with Winston Chur- 
chill, whose biography he has written, and 
told of his investigations into Elizabethan 

history which have revealed hitherto unknown facets of the lives of Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Ralegh, and 

other figures of the age. 




Third Report from the SLS 

Dean Powell's third Annual Report, for 1961/62, of the School of Library Service has been issued, 
and among the major events which he mentions is, of course, the School's accreditation last Spring by 
the American Library Association. Of particular interest also are the note on the gift by the Class of 
1962 of funds to be used by Yukio Fujino, a fellow class member, for the purchase of reference books for 
the International House Library, in Tokyo, upon his return to Japan, and the announcement that Justin G. 
Turner, of Los Angeles, acting through the Friends of the UCL.A Library, has purchased for the School 
and the University Library an Albion Press which Professor Horn had located, through an agent in England. 

The students had the opportunity during the year to hear a remarkable series of lecturers, among whom 
were Luther H. Evans, Director-General of UNESCO and former Librarian of Congress, William A. Jackson, 
Professor of Bibliography and Librarian of the Houghton Library at Harvard University, Charles Tettey, 
Librarian of the Ghana Ministry of Health, Miss Maren Hvardal, Medical Librarian at the Royal University 
of Oslo, and author Guy Endore. 



182 UCLA Librarian 

CLA and SLA Now Meeting in Coronado 

The California Library Association is meeting in its annual conference this week at the Hotel del 
Coronado, and the Southern California, San Francisco, and San Diego Chapters of the Special Libraries 
Association will hold a meeting jointly with the CLA at noon tomorrow at the Hotel to hear Harold C. 
Urey, Professor of Chemistry on the San Diego campus, speak on "The Abundance of the Elements." 
Some reports on the meetings will appear in the next issue of the Librarian. 

Early this week, Paul Miles and Tony Hall drove south for the pre-conference meeting on Tuesday 
concerned with library building programs. Mr. Miles addressed the group on the plans for the North Cam- 
pus Research Library. 

A Wedding 

Marjorie Weiss, of the Reading Room of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, married Jacob 
Kyle McKinney, 2nd, on October 6 in Los Angeles. 

School Library Assistants Visit UCLA 

Some 200 high school students met on campus last Saturday for the Fall meeting of the School Li- 
brary Assistants' Association of Southern California. Norah Jones welcomed them at the morning busi- 
ness meeting, and Barbara Boyd spoke on careers in librarianship which call for different talents and 
abilities. After luncheon at Dykstra Hall, the students visited the Main Library and branch libraries in 
15 tour groups which Miss Jones had scheduled. The Library Assistants— many of them, hopefully, fu- 
ture librarians— ended their day at UCLA with refreshments at the Humanities Building. 

Visitors 

John F. Peckham. Assistant Manager of the Meriden Gravure Company, in Meriden, Connecticut, 
visited the Department of Special Collections on October 9 accompanied by Muir Dawson of Dawson's 
Book Shop, Los Angeles. 

Dr. Edgar Breitenhach, Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, 
visited J. M. Edelstein on October 11. 

Helen J. Waldron, Chief Librarian at the Rand Corporation, in Santa Monica, visited the Business 
Administration Library on October 11. 

Members of the California Collegiate Conference of Business Administrators, holding their semi- 
annual meeting at the Graduate School of Business Administration, visited the Business Administration 
Library on October 12. 

Several members of the Council of Planning Librarians, in Los Angeles for their annual meeting 
last week at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, visited the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Reading 
Room on October 15 and were guests of Dorothy Wells and the Library at a luncheon at the Faculty Cen- 
ter. Visitors were David Shearer, of the Fine Arts Library at Cornell University, President of the Coun- 
cil of Planning Librarians; Dean Rogers, of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania, 
the Council's Vice President; Melva Dwyer, Fine Arts Librarian at the University of British Columbia, 
the Council's Secretary; Mrs. Mary Vance, City Planning and Landscape Architecture Librarian at the 
University of Illinois; Barbara Weatherhead, Librarian of the Community Planning Branch of the Ontario 
Department of Municipal Affairs, in Toronto; and Holway R. Jones, City and Regional Planning Librarian 
on the University's Berkeley campus. 

Mrs. Doris Fleishman, of Los Angeles, visited the Department of Special Collections on October 17 
to examine the Henry Miller Collection. 



October 26, 1962 183 

Clark Seminar on 'The Dolphin in History' 

October 13 was a strange and wonderful day, "Dolphin Day" at the Clark Library, during which the 
seminar held by seventy scholars heard how modern scientific research is coming full circle back to 
Aristotle and the Greek mythologists, of how at Dr. John C. Lilly's dolphin laboratory in the Virgin Is- 
lands he and his colleagues are learning from Elvar and Cissy that Aristotle knew what he was talking 
about when he said that dolphins can handle the vowels but have difficulty with the consonants. And 
Dr. Lilly played tape recordings to prove it. 

Dr. Ashley Montagu led off with a learned and witty paper on the dolphin in history, followed after 
lunch by Dr. Lilly's eerie production in proof of the marine mammal's intelligence, learning capacity, and 
friendliness. As Professor Lynn White, the afternoon's moderator, warned, "We'd better go slow if we 
don't want dolphins displacing professors." 

The usual professorial attendance at Clark Seminars was varied by the presence of sonic researchers 
from Point Mugu, Lockheed, Caltech, and La Jolla, and of the chief curator and the chief trainer from 
Marineland, both, incidentally, UCLA graduates in zoology. 

The day's prime mover was Dr. C. D. O'Malley, Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Division of 
Medical History, flanked by Professor H. S. Magoun, Dean of the Graduate Division and leading brain re- 
searcher, who were heard on leaving in a pleased exchange of dolphinese, i.e., clicks and whistles. 

Mr. Conway and Mrs. Davis had dredged up a dazzling display of dolphin books from the depths of 
the Clark, ranging from seventeenth-century anatomies, Milton's Lycidas ("Look homeward, Angel, now, 
and melt with ruth:/And, O ye Dolphins, waft the hapless youth"), and John Evelyn's Life of Mrs. Codol- 
phin, to recent books by Doctors Lilly and Montagu. 

The afternoon's worst pun was committed by the editor of a library newsletter who, upon seeing the 
adjoining Eric Gill exhibit, exclaimed, "I didn't know that dolphins had Gills." 

Notes on Nev^ Microfilm Acquisitions 

The Library has acquired a microfilm copy of the Joint Press Reading Service, which was filmed by 
the Library of Congress from the original text published in Moscow by a group of western governments, 
including the United States and Great Britain, from 1944 to 1956. The material was recently declassi- 
fied by the publishers, and it consists of 105,000 mimeographed pages of English-language summaries of 
various Soviet publications, including news reports, fiction, and plays in Bolshevik, Literatumata Gazeta, 
and Pravda. 

In another step to extend its holdings of important Marxist works, the Library purchased a microfilm 
copy of the Archive of Andre Marty, the late French Communist. Marty was an influential force in French 
politics during the thirties and an important figure on the Loyalist side of the Spanish Civil War. Harvard 
University, after three years of negotiations, acquired the right to film this material on condition that 
there be "scrupulous observance of the spirit of the will of Andr^ Marty," which means that the documents 
may not be reproduced for "persons or libraries in the Soviet Union or its satellites." To facilitate the 
use of the microfilm, a xerox copy of the 75-page inventory accompanies it. 

The library has received microfilm copies for the years 1917 to 1936 of V,'est Africa, a weekly pub- 
lished in London and devoted particularly to the Gold Coast, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Microfilm for 
later years of the journal has been ordered. 

Last summer Professor Robert Rutland, of the Department of Journalism, served as a consultant at 
the National Archives for a project to issue a documentary history of the Constitution and the Bill of 
Rights. As a result of his interest, the Library has obtained microfilm copies of 33 newspapers for the 
years 1784-1794, among which are the Hartford American Mercury, the New Haven Connecticut Gazette, 
the New York Packet, the Baltimore Maryland Journal, and the Philadelphia Mercury. 



184 UCLA Librarian 

The Necessity of Proposition 1A 

From a brief remark in the last issue of the Librarian— hardly more than an aside— there has been 
more than the usual response. Will the Library really be affected by the fate of Proposition lA, the bond 
issue on the November 6 ballot? 

Yes, the equipping of the North Campus Research Library and the remodeling of the present Main Li- 
brary building for undergraduate services are among the many UCLA building construction projects de- 
pendent upon funds to be obtained through the bonds authorized in Proposition lA. Alterations to the 
Main Library building on the Berkeley campus also depend upon passage of the measure, and plans for 
library building, remodeling, and furnishing on other campuses of the University and on the campuses of 
the State Colleges and the Junior Colleges will also depend on success of the bond issue. 

We would be narrow-minded indeed to weigh this public bond measure solely by its gravity for our 
libraries, and, to be sure, library projects account for a very small part of the $270 million to be sup- 
plied by the bonds. But it is hardly shortsighted to judge the Proposition by its significance for Cali- 
fornia's public higher education, in which we have a major part to play. Our readers will recall that 
more than 80 per cent of the total funds to be obtained from the bonds is specifically designated for pub- 
lic institutions of higher education. 

Equally important is the fact that, of funds so assigned to higher education, a larger amount ($120 
million) is planned for the State and Junior Colleges than for the University of California ($102 million), 
and this should be applauded. One of California's greatest accomplishments in recent years has been 
the fashioning of the statewide Master Plan for higher education, a design which expresses a whole 
view and a broad perspective of the interrelationships of all of our public colleges and universities. 

Modern academic libraries thrive in a setting of interdependence: our library collections and ser- 
vices are enhanced to the degree that we can share our resources with other lively and growing institu- 
tions. So too with higher education. Our plans and hopes for UCLA will be more readily effected when 
the people of California encourage, with their generous support, the sound and orderly development of a 
statewide system of strong Junior Colleges, State Colleges, and University campuses. 

Roy Harris Presents Manuscript of Ninth Symphony 

Roy Harris, Visiting Professor of Music at UCLA, has presented to the Music Library a photographic 
copy of the manuscript of his recently completed Symphony No. 9. The work was commissioned by Eugene 
Ormandy for the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and its world premiere will take place in Philadelphia 
next January. The Symphony is soon to be published by Associated Music Publishers. 

Lecture on Scandinavian Libraries 

Dr. GOsta Ottervik, Director of the University Library of Goteborg, Sweden, will lecture on "Library 
Developments in Scandinavia," on Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m., in Humanities Building 1200. Before 
his appointment at GOteborg, Dr. Ottervik had served in the University Library of Lund and in the Royal 
Library in Stockholm, and he has held high positions in the Swedish Library Association and the Inter- 
national Federation of Library Associations. His lecture will be sponsored by the School of Library 
Service and the University Library. 

Students Serve Tea to Librarians 

Librarians of the public service departments were guests at a tea given by the Library School Stu- 
dents Association on October 18 in the School's classrooms. Mrs. Constance Weide, president of UCLA s 
third library school class, greeted staff members of the College Library, the Department of Special Col- 
lections, and the Circulation and Reference Departments, and introduced them to the new students. 



October 26, 1962 185 

GSA Library Committee 

The Graduate Students Association's Committee on Library Affairs began its second year of work 
last week under its new chairman, Donald Kunitz, a student in the School of Library Service. The com- 
mittee was formed a year ago to study problems encountered by graduate students in using the Univer- 
sity libraries and to discuss possible improvements in service with members of the Library staff. Com- 
mittee members this year include representatives from the fields of History, Mathematics, Medical Sci- 
ences, Microbiology, and Psychology, and the Library School. Elizabeth Baughman and Elizabeth Eisen- 
bach represent the Library School staff and Everett Moore is the Library's representative. 

Staff Activities 

Ardis Lodge has been chosen Vice President of the UCLA Faculty Women, and Louise Darling has 
been chosen Historian. Miss Lodge will also be the Chairman of the Program Committee. 

Charlotte Georgi is the editor of the Special Libraries Association's Business & Finance Division 
Newsletter. Issue number 1, attractively produced by UCLA's Printing and Production Office, was pub- 
lished this month. 

Mrs. Audr^e Malkin is the editor of Selected New Business Books, issue number 1 of which was 
published this month by the Business Administration Library. 

Poor! for Thought 

From time to time, especially if he has just seen an old Hitchcock movie, someone resurrects the 
story about the librarian who looked into a returned book and found a fried egg in it. The scene of this 
bizarre encounter ranges, according to the raconteur's origins, from Harvard to the Los Angeles Public 
Library, if not farther. A similar report from the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Public Library stimulated Donald N. 
Bentz of the University of Arizona to compile a list of unconventional bookmarks; his findings were re- 
ported in the June 1962 issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin, and the variety of objects recorded is a 
monument to the ingenuity of the reading public— or perhaps a clue to its psyche. 

Perusal of Mr. Bentz's inventory— plus a few additions from this writer's personal experience— evokes 
visions of good housekeeping (shoe strings and swatches of material) and bad housekeeping (dirty socks 
and wads of human hair); love (corsage pins) and lust (French post cards); wealth (five, ten, and twenty 
dollar bills) and poverty (unpaid bills); feminine allure (hand mirrors and sheer stockings) and bodily ills 
(corn plasters, a tongue depressor); trouble with the law (traffic tickets) and possibly contemplated sui- 
cide (razor blades). But by far the largest category relates to the inner man. 

People read while they eat; they even, apparently, read while they cook. They read through the aperi- 
tif (cheese, and a muddler from one of Boston's swankier cocktail lounges), the preparation of the meal 
(can openers and strips of uncooked bacon), and the substance of the meal itself (steak knives, and the 
aforementioned fried egg). Less obvious are the reasons why certain of these objects were abandoned to 
such a thankless fate: was the egg an abominable once-over-lightly served to someone who can only stand 
sunny-side-up? Did the contents of the book cause the reader to lose his appetite? Or was the mere smell 
of burning toast enough to distract him forever from both his unfinished brunch and the unfinished chapter.' 

Here is an unexplored field for research into the psychology of the reader. Admittedly, it would be a 
minor art, like maskmaking, but it may serve to occupy the mind at breakfast, if one has nothing to read. 

J.T. 



186 UCLA Librarian 

Librarian's Notes 

On October 9 and 10 Cornell University, with due pride and remarkable generosity, celebrated what 
is probably the most extraordinary library development of recent years in any American university. The 
immediate occasion was the dedication of two buildings: the spacious and charming new central re- 
search library and the tasteful remodeling of the old Cornell Library building into an appealing under- 
graduate library. This particular pattern of the two buildings intrigued me, of course, since it is in ef- 
fect a prototype of the UCLA plans; Cornell, however, has been able to complete the total job in one great 
surge forward, whereas we will proceed in three stages over a ten-year period, during which time we will 
divert funds and hamper services through the cruel necessity of separating related functions and records. 

But these two new buildings at Cornel] are but a part, or perhaps a culmination, of a consistent con- 
centration of effort on library matters over the past fifteen years. When Stephen A. McCarthy took over 
as Director of Libraries in 1946, the Cornell libraries had fallen into shocking disorder. But by now 
every library on the campus has been re-housed or refurbished; a strong central library administration has 
been established; the total collections are now well on the way to complete re-cataloging from an anti- 
quated local system to the Library of Congress pattern; a strong staff has been assembled; and, finally, 
the book buying program has become one of the most aggressive and well-planned in this country. 

The dedication program itself befitted these great achievements. Sir Frank Francis of the British 
Museum gave the main address, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra especially graced the occasion, 
and the autumn foliage provided a memorable background. 



Assistant University Librarian Everett Moore has just been elected Vice-President, President-EIect 
of the California Library Association. This is but one further stage in a professional career of uncom- 
mon distinction and public service. He has been President of the Reference Services Division of the 
American Library Association and is now a member of the Council of the ALA. His writing and editorial 
work in the field of intellectual freedom have been marked by both courage and good taste; and through 
teaching at the University of Washington, at Keio University in Tokyo, and at UCLA, Mr. Moore has 
given to students some sense of his professional integrity. 

I am especially pleased by this additional demonstration of the participation and leadership of the 
UCLA Library staff in professional affairs. As was announced recently. Miss Louise Darling is Vice- 
President, President-Elect of the Medical Library Association, and Miss Charlotte Georgi is Vice-Chair- 
man of the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association. 

I trust that younger members of the staff are preparing to be of equal service on the local is well as 
the national scene. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Everett Moore. Assistant Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: 
Barbara Boyd, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Edwin Kaye, Samuel Margolis, Lawrence Clark Powell, Wilbur 
Smith, Gordon Stone, Gretchen Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Marie Waters, Dorothy Wells, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 16, Number 1 November 9, 1962 

An Announcement from the Publisher 

The August 24 issue of the Spectator was the 7,000th issue of that lively British review of the 
weekly news. It was an enlarged issue that gave attention to, among other things, the career of its first 
editor, R. S. Rintoul, whose career spanned the years 1828 to 1858. 

Modern editors seldom last so long in their chairs as did their Victorian antecedents, and the UCLA 
Librarian probably makes a somewhat lesser impact on the world than does the Spectator. Nonetheless, 
I am inclined to make something of the fact that the first fifteen volumes of this newsletter have been 
edited with taste and precision by Everett T. Moore and that this is almost a record in modern times. 
The initial issue on October l6, 1947, I find with some interest, announces the birth of one of my own 
daughters. It also includes a good deal of news of more general interest, including the fact that I had 
joined Dr. Engelbarts and Mrs. McCurdy in a committee to "plan the reduction of out present 28,000 vol- 
umes of uncataloged arrears." Such is the persistence of professional problems. 

The most important item of news was that the editorship of the newsletter had been turned over to 
Everett Moore, then Head of the Reference Department, "because of his varied editorial experience in 
schools, libraries, and the U.S. Army." In these intervening years Mr. Moore has made it one of the most 
widely appreciated library newsletters in the country. Its quality and importance have become such that 
it now reaches not only all of the UCLA faculty and Library staff but also interested readers throughout 
the world. 

Since Mr. Moore became Assistant University Librarian last fall it has seemed only fair that he 
should not indefinitely have to carry the exacting although pleasant burden of this editorship, and fif- 
teen years does indeed seem a long assignment. 

Consequently both Mr. Moore and I are delighted that Richard Zumwinkle of the Reference Depart- 
ment has so effectively aided in producing the UCLA Librarian, particularly during Mr. Moore's absences 
from the campus. He has done so well in fact that his name now appears on the masthead for the first 
time as the editor. I am sure that our readers will be pleased by this recognition. 

R.V. 



Frenchmen View the World in Art Exhibit by Professor Jones 

Professor Claude E. Jones, of the Department of English, has selected books, engravings, lithographs, 
and other illustrative materials from his own collection to form an exhibit, entitled "Second Empire France 
Looks Abroad," which will be displayed during November in the corridor cases of the Dickson Art Center. 
Pictures by Daumier, Dore, Gavarni, and others reveal the growing interest by Frenchmen of the Second 
Empire in the world outside of France, and particularly their political and military interests in Africa and 
the Near East. 



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Personnel Notes 

Anthony Hall will assume responsibility for the Library Operations Survey as a full-time assignment, 
from December 1 through June 1963. Mr. Hall has worked closely with Donald Black (whose leave of ab- 
sence was reported in the la^^t issue of the l.ibriinun) on the Survey, in addition to his regular tiuties in 
the Librarian's Office. 

Marcia lindore, newly employed as Librarian I in the Regional Technical Reports Center of tiie Gov- 
ernment Publications Room, earned her Bachelor's degree in theater arts at UCLA and her Master's in 
library science at UC Berkeley. She has been employed as a reference librarian at the Library on the 
Berkeley campus and at Santa Monica Public Library. 

Mrs. Louise McDonough has joined the staff as Librarian II in the Engineering and Mathematical 
Sciences Library. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and obtained her Master's degree in 
library science at the University of Illinois, where she has since served as Assistant Ivngineering Li- 
brarian and as Bibliographer in the Acquisitions Department. 

Betty Takeniolu, new Principal Library Assistant in the Government Publications Room, earned her 
Bachelor's degree at San Jose State College last year. She has worked as a student assistant in the li- 
braries at UCLA and San Jose, and more recently has served as an engineering librarian at the Douglas 
Aircraft Missile and Space System Library. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Elhel Santry, Principal Library Assistant in the Engin- 
eering and Mathematical Sciences Library, and Mary Walsh, Secretary-Stenographer in the University Li- 
brarian's Office. 

Staff Publications 

William H. Kurth's Survey of the Interlibrary Loan Operation of the National Library of Medicine, 
just issued by the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, pro- 
vides a detailed study of a valued service provided by the major American research collection in medical 
sciences. "From September 1957 ... through June 1961 a total of 325,262 interlibrary loans were trans- 
acted," Mr. Kurth, Chief of the Circulation Divi.sion at that Library until joining our staff as Latin Amer- 
ican Bibliographer, reports in his opening paragraph. "Yet, this interlibrary loan operation was accom- 
plished, in very large measure, without the original publications having left the Library." This was made 
possible, he explains, by the provision of photocopies in more than 90 per cent of loans by the National 
Library of Medicine. 

Seymour Lubetzky, in reviewing A. Stan Rescoe's Cataloging Made Easy for the Library journal of 
October 15, makes cataloging seem difficult— which is what we suspect it has really been all along. 

Richard Zumwinkle, in the same issue of L] , comments on the first number in the new series of 
American Notes & Queries. 

Staff members have added two more publications to the number of accession lists prepared by sev- 
eral Library departments and branches. The October issue of Recent Acquisitions in the Education Li- 
brary, a quarterly publication, has appeared, and from the Graduate Reading Room is issued a classified 
list of Materials .Added to the Social Welfare Collection. 

SLA Chapter to Meet on Campus Next Week 

The Special Libraries Association, Southern California chapter, will hold its November meeting in 
Haines Hall next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Sidney Passman, a physical scientist at the Rand Corpora- 
tion and the editor of the International journal of Infrared Physics, will speak on "The President's Task 
Force on Scientific and Technical Communication in the Government." The meeting is sponsored by the 
chapter's Science-Technology Group, of which Donald Black is chairman. 



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Centenary Exhibit of Henry R. Wagner 

An exhibit of materials commemorating the centenary of the birth of Henry Raup Wagner is shown in 
the display case of the Department of Special Collections. All of the materials— books, letters, and pic- 
tures—are from the Department's holdings. One of 
the photographs, reproduced here, shows Mr. Wagner 
at his 89th birthday party, on September 27, 1951, 
six years before his death. 

As a scholar of history and historical cartog- 
raphy, Henry R. Wagner wrote extensively on Span- 
ish explorations in America, and as a passionate 
collector of books, he developed several libraries, 
one of which, on overland journeys across the Amer- 
ican West, is now housed in the Huntington Library. 
This collection led to an early bibliographical work, 
Wagner's The Plains and the Rockies: A Contribu- 
tion to the Bibliography of Original Narratives of 
Travel and Adventure, 1800-1865. The first edition 
was published in San Francisco in 1920, but it was 
suppressed by the author, owing to numerous errors 
in the text. The Library's copies of the rare first 
edition, the corrected edition of 1921, and the third 
edition of 1937 revised by Charles L. Camp are all 
included in the display. 

The exhibit includes other bibliographical con- 
tributions by Mr. Wagner, among them his Nueva 
Bibliogr afia Mexicana del Siglo XVI, which was 
published in Mexico City in 1946. Books and ephem- 
era relating to his pursuits as a book collector and an active member of the Zamorano Club are shown, as 
well as a selection of letters from his correspondence with Lawrence Clark Powell. 




Rare Edition of an Early Scientific Encyclopedia is Acquired 

The Library has obtained a copy of the rare first edition of an important scientific encyclopedia, 
Summa in Totam Physicen, hoc est philosophiam naturalem conformiter siquidem verae sophiae, quae est 
theologia, by Jodocus Trutvetter, which was printed in Erfurt by Matthaus Maler in 1514. Trutvetter, 
known during his lifetime (he died in 1519) as 'Doctor Isenacensis,' was a professor at the University of 
Erfurt. This edition of his encyclopedia is the only complete one, as later editions were only excerpts 
from the first. The early chapters of the book are of a philosophical nature, but the greatest part contains 
discussions of the sky, earth, matter, elements, and so on, with much interesting material on medicine 
and the natural sciences. 

The Library's copy has all of the plates, some of which are lacking in nearly all other known copies. 
They consist of diagrams, four folding plates from woodcuts, several curious astronomical and anatomical 
woodcut illustrations in the text, and Maler's device. Of the plates, apart from the chiromantic plate of a 
hand and a world map, an anatomical cut showing the intestines of the human body is of particular interest 
and is a variant of a more famous picture in Reisch's Margarita philosophica. 

The Summa of Trutvetter, because of the world map, also ranks as an important early book of Ameri- 
cana. Henry Harrisse, in his Discovery of North America, mentioned the map without ever having seen it, 
mistakenly giving it the date of 1524 and describing it as "a map of the world, representing the entire 
American continent." The error was corrected by Nordenskjold in Periplus, where the map, with the New 
World indicated as "Terra," was reproduced. 



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An Exhibit on Modern French Novelists and Their Books 

"l.e Nouveau Roman," an exhibit on the contemporary French novel, is being shown in the Main Li- 
brary from November 8 to November 29. The display has been prepared and lent by the Services Cul- 
turels de I'Ambassade de France, in New York City. 

Colorful panels on the walls show pictures and manuscripts of Robert Penget, Jean Lagrolet, Louis- 
Rene des Forets, Anne-Marie de Vilane, Claude Simon, Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, 
Claude Oilier, Claude Mauriac, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Samuel Beckett, Jean Cayrol, and others. In the 
exhibit cases are displayed the original editions of books by these and other modern French authors. 

Visitors 

Philip T. McLean, Librarian of the Hoover Library at Stanford University, visited the Library on 
October 30 to discuss with several staff members the operation of Public Law 480, which provides UCLA 
and several other regional depositories with the full output of current publishing in the United Arab Re- 
public. 

Kim Taylor, graphic arts designer for tlie Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, 
visited the School of Library Service and the Department of Special Collections on October 31. 

George Healcy, Curator of Rare Books and Professor of English, at Cornell University, visited the 
Clark Library and the Department of Special Collections on October 31. He joined Mr. Vosper and other 
members of the Library staff for luncheon the following day. 

Charlolle Oakes, head cataloger of the New Campuses Program, at the San Diego campus of the Uni- 
versity, visited the Catalog Department on November 2. 

Staff Activities 

Robert Lewis, as President of the Medical Library Group of Southern California, conducted the or- 
ganization's meeting on October 10 at the Pacific State Hospital, in Pomona. Dr. George Tarjan, Super- 
intendent of the Hospital, spoke on "Recent Research in Mental Retardation," following a panel discus- 
sion on "Paperbacks in Medical Libraries." 

Dorothy Harmon attended the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, held in Washington, 
D.C., from October 11 to 13, and took part in the discussions of the Association's Library Committee, 
which met on October 10 at Howard University. 

Kate Steinitz, honorary curator of the Belt Library of Vinciana, spoke at Stanford University on 
October 25 on "Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science in Leonardo's Treatise on Painting." The occasion 
was the opening of Stanford's new student center, the Tresidder Memorial Union, and other features of 
the week were the showing of three films on the Renaissance and the exhibit on "Leonardo da Vinci — 
The Fusion of Art and Science." 

Everett Moore addressed the Rancho des Robles Conference on English, speaking on "The Problems 
of Censorship in School and Public Libraries," at its session last Sunday at the Voorhis Unit Educational 
Center, in San Dimas, of the California State Polytechnic College. 

An Acknowledgment 

Dora Gerard is credited for "much expert advice and assistance in bibliographic matters" in John N. 
Belkin's The Mosquitoes of the South Pac ific (2 volumes. University of California Press, 1962). 



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Special Funds Support Library Programs ond Research 

A number of Library projects liave been given support this year by funds from special grants. The 
Committee on Research of the Academic Senate has made it possible for the Biomedical Library to de- 
velop retrospective and current desiderata lists, particularly in East European languages, with the aid 
of an institutional grant from the National Science Foundation. National Defense Education Act funds 
have been made available for the purcliase of books in education and in mathematics, and also to sup- 
port the Biomedical Library in developing educational exhibits in tlie history of science, technology, and 
medicine. Donald Black, in collaboration with Professor Andrew Horn of the School of Library Service, 
has received from the Committee on Research a National Science Foundation grant to undertake an exper- 
iment in the use of punched tape for bibliographical purposes. This expanded program of awards repre- 
sents a particularly enlightened development for which the Library staff has reason to be grateful. 

Oral History Project is Commended 

The American Association for State and Local History, at its annual meeting in Buffalo, awarded a 
Certificate of Commendation to the UCLA Oral History Project "for its special contribution in recording 
and preserving California's local history." 

Insurance and Retirement Consultant to Call Each Month 

A representative of the University's insurance and retirement systems will visit campus on the sec- 
ond Tuesday of each month, Assistant Chancellor Young has announced. Staff members having questions 
on the insurance or retirement systems may make appointments to consult with the representative by call- 
ing Mrs. Okuyama, in the Office of the Dean of Letters and Science. 

CLA Conference Held in Coronado 

The California Library Association met in its 64th annual conference at California's last and finest 
relic of Victorian elegance, the Hotel del Coronado, on October 23-27, chaired by President Martha Boaz, 
Dean of the USC School of Library Science. Dr. Boaz will be succeeded as President of the Associa- 
tion in January by Mrs. Bertha D. Helium, Contra Costa County Librarian, at which time Everett .Moore 
will assume his office as Vice President and President-Elect. 

Even before the official sessions began, many librarians assembled in Coronado for a pre-conference 
Institute on Library Buildings, to hear reports on plans for new public and academic library structures. 
Paul Miles spoke on "The Library Building Program at UCLA," emphasizing the University's needs for a 
separate research library, the considerations affecting choice of the site of the North Campus Library, 
the problems encountered in obtaining funds for construction, the plans for construction in three units, 
and the assistance given by Keyes D. Metcalf as Library Building Consultant. Specifications, statistics, 
and detailed floor plans were made available to his audience in a brochure on Unit I of the North Campus 
Research Library, and his presentation was further illustrated by the colorful exhibit of the new building, 
designed by the architectural firm of Jones and Emmons, which Mr. Miles borrowed temporarily from its 
place in the Main Library's entrance lobby. 

Another of the Library's new developments was announced by Mary Ryan in her talk at the Documents 
Committee meeting on "The New Regional Technical Reports Center at UCLA," describing the Univer- 
sity's services as one of several depositories throughout the country of all unclassified technical reports 
produced by government agencies or by contract for such agencies. Herbert Ahn, formerly of our staff and 
now at the University of Nevada, presided as Chairman of the Documents Committee. 

Some of the UCLA staff members who attended the CLA conference have submitted the reports which 
follow. 



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The General Sessions 

"The libraries in this country, along with the newspapers, radio, television, and magazines, form 
the most effectual barrier that we have against the suppression of free speech," Hd Ainsworth wrote in 
the Los Angeles Times, in a report on the CLA conference. "Yet some well-intentioned people who have 
not given the subject sufficient thought are lined up with the enemies of free speech in the United States 
for "just a little censorship to protect morality.' 

" 'A little censorship' is impossible . . . Succumbing to the demands of any pressure group for ban- 
ning of a book opens the way for a mad competition to ban everything with which you may disagree. That 
is where censorship always leads." 

Mr. Ainsworth was referring to the subject of the first general session, ably discussed by tlie key- 
note speaker, Irving Howe, Professor of English at Stanford, under the title "Censorship: New Troubles, 
New Bearings." In his somber analysis of present conditions he foresaw greater troubles ahead in pre- 
serving the right to read as political struggles are intensified. All the more need, he pointed out, to 
understand the meaning of the forces that work for censorship and suppression. 

Other notable speakers were Upton Sinclair— generous and mellow in his reminiscences of a long 
literary and political life; A. L. Rowse— eloquent and witty in his address on "Need History Be Dull?"; 
John W. Caughey, giving the eleventh Edith M. Coulter lecture, entitled "Custodians of the Heritage" — 
happily coinciding with the publication of John and LaRee Caughey's book, Calijomia Heritage—who 
provided apt commentary on their discoveries and rediscoveries of writers included in their anthology; 
Dorothy Parker, who lamented that the Hemingways, Faulkners, Fitzgeralds, and Wests are gone, and 
that nothing is being written in America today that can match their gifts; and Frances Clarke Sayers, 
speaker at the closing general session— the greatest charmer of them all— who talked of the 'summoning' 
power of books in people's lives. 

Of the business transacted at the conference, the most important was the presentation to the mem- 
bership of the public library development plan for California— a long-range program for the improvement 
of service in every part of the state. Legislation which will be presented to the 1963 Legislature calls 
for a coordinated plan for development of both local and state resources, to reverse the deteriorating pro- 
cess which has been at work during years of great growth in population. 

State Senator Hugo Fisher, author of the bill to be presented, spoke of his concern for the library 
program and of his plan of action. 

E.T.M. 

Kirsch Address Stirs Controversy on Children's Literature 

The Children's and Young People's Section joined with the School Library Association of California 
and the Young Adult Librarians Round Table in sponsoring an address by Robert Kirsch, book editor of the 
Los Angeles Times, on the topic "The Realm of Imagination." Mr. Kirsch stirred the audience deeply with 
his eloquence and his strong convictions, but, at the same time, there were controversial elements in his 
speech that caused a number of private debates for the remainder of the day. 

He opened with an attack on several statements in the Introduction to Mary Eakin's bibliography, pub- 
lished in 1959 by the University of Chicago Press, on Good Books for Children— statements such as: "In 
books of fiction . . . the characters should be realistically portrayed;" "Children need. . . books that con- 
tribute to their well-being;" "The content. . .should meet modern standards of social and ethical values;" 
and "Concepts should be geared to the level of the child's development." It would seem from this that the 
University of Chicago Center for Children's Books is concerned more about the relationship of reading to 
the social sciences or to psychology than about its relation to the arts. 



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Mr. Kirsch felt that the criteria given in this book implied a rejection of the imaginative and the fan- 
tastic as suitable contents for children's books, and that books based upon such criteria had, among 
other things, a deadening effect upon creativity. Defending a totally unlimited reading diet, he asked 
how anyone could predict what effect a book might have on a reader, ^'ho can tell, he wondered, what 
unlikely piece of adventure or romance not only might produce the habit of reading, but might also awaken 
a more sensitive awareness and love of life.' This idea, that the deeply inspirational book might not be 
the one we most expected, was well-documented in Frances Clarke Sayers's address on the moments of 
revelation or "transition" in reading as seen in the lives of several great men. 

The danger is to deduce from this that a person is as apt to find his crucially meaningful book at the 
local dime store as at the library. No doubt Mr. Kirsch would avoid taking such an extreme stand— cer- 
tainly Mrs. Sayers would— but he appeared to some of his hearers to be approaching it when he criticized 
educators who deny a child the pleasure of reading books like Tom Sivift. 

Children's librarians raise two major objections to such reasoning: it would suggest such a dearth 
of enjoyable children's books that libraries are compelled to purchase the works of rather poor hacks, 
and it would imply an inherent mental block in children with respect to better books. These implications 
are countered by librarians with two simple facts: in the first place, there are many books other than 
Tom Swift or Nancy Drew that children simply relish— books with a similar pace and excitement and melo- 
drama, but at the same time written with some style or originality; and in the second place, children en- 
joying a well-stocked library do not seem to miss Tom or Nancy in the least. 

Returning to the first controversy, some librarians at CLA came to the defense of the Center for 
Children's Books with the statement that its criteria did nol saggest any rejection of imagination— that 
the criteria applied only to certain types of books and did not exclude fantasy. On the other hand, many 
librarians are as worried as Mr. Kirsch about certain trends in children's literature— the publishing of so 
much trite slice-of-life fiction and what Randall Jarrell, in his A Sad Heart at the Supermarket: Essays 
and Fables, describes as "Instant Literature: the words are short, easy, instantly recognizable words, 
the thoughts are easy, familiar, instantly recognizable thoughts, the attitudes are familiar, already- 
agreed-upon, instantly acceptable attitudes." 

And when the Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books lists such excellent imaginative books 
as The Phantom Tollbooth, The \\ ell-Wishers, The Thread Soldier, Frogs Merry, and Leopold, The See- 
Through Crumbpicker as "not recommended" for library purchase, one cannot help but join Mr. Kirsch in 
being wary of the practice, if not of the theory, of the Chicago group. 

D. MacC. 

CURLS Considers a Master Plan 

A 'Master Plan for Academic Libraries in California' was the subject for discussion at the annual 
business meeting of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section, presided over by Evelyn 
Huston, Assistant Director of Libraries at CalTech. 

Ever since the publication of the Master Plan for Higher Education in California in I960, the aca- 
demic librarians of the state have felt a sense of injury and frustration because of the failure of that 
Plan to take account of the problems laid upon libraries if they are adequately to serve the needs of 
students and teachers during the next decade. The increasing use of books by undergraduates and the 
increased numbers of teachers and advanced students needing access to research materials have under- 
scored the inadequacies of collections and the inadequate deployment of books. 

In the face of this, CURLS has tried through committee effort to draft a statement of the library im- 
plications of the state's Master Plan, but this task has proved to be beyond the capacities of a volun- 
teer committee. The University of California, to be sure, has initiated its own ten-year program in terms 



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of the development of collections and access to collections. But the state colleges, junior colleges, 
and private colleges have not had the benefit of such well-focused attention. The decision at Coronado 
was to seek funds for hiring a surveyor to analyze the problem and to state the case in specific terms. 

Meanwhile, the committee proposed a few tasks that could be undertaken in the general interests of 
California academic libraries. One proposal was that we should consider the increasingly national 
scope of the program of the Midwest Interlibrary Center. This led to the main speaker of the morning 
session: Gordon Williams, Director of MILC and formerly Assistant University Librarian at UCLA. He 
succinctly described the MILC program, emphasized its national role, and indicated how California li- 
braries might share therein. 

R.V. 

SLA Chapters Hear Urey on 'Science and Diplomacy' 

The San Diego, Southern California, and San Francisco Chapters of the Special Libraries Associa- 
tion held their joint meeting in Coronado on the Saturday following the CLA convention. Harold C. Urey, 
Professor of Chemistry at Large, on the University's San Diego campus, was to speak on "The Abundance 
of the Elements," but owing to the tense world situation (and to the fact that his slides would not fit in 
the available projector), he decided rather to speak on "Science and Diplomacy." 

Professor Urey discussed the factors which would make possible true world peace in our time. These 
include, in his view, the preponderance of power on one side, and the concentration of that power in the 
hands of the western democracies through an Atlantic Union. He deplored the absence of publicity by the 
press and other mass media concerning the various movements toward Atlantic Union. The subject has, on 
several occasions, been debated by the English House of Lords, and recently there have been highly suc- 
cessful international conferences on Atlantic Union attended by leaders from the United States, but these 
events have not received the publicity they deserve. 

Atlantic Union, Professor Urey emphasized, does not mean World Federation; we should take into an 
Atlantic Union only those nations practicing democratic principles as we understand them— western Euro- 
pean countries, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and perhaps Mexico. 
In replying to questions from his audience, Professor Urey argued that the western democracies are still 
the dominating force in the world, and that so long as there is an imbalance of power in our favor, there 
will be no world conflict. We can only hope that his prognosis is correct. 

D.V.B. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Donald Black, 
J. M. Edelstein, Sue Folz, Dorothy Harmon, Robert Lewis, Donnarae MacCann, Everett Moore, Jean 
Moore, Doyce Nunis, Helene Schimansky, Kate Steinitz, Gretchen Taylor, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 16, Number 2 November 21, 1962 

Lydia Markova Will Give Dramatic Readings from Russian Literature 

The distinguished actress Lydia Markova will present a program of readings from Russian literature 
for the next event of the Library Staff Association, the Program Committee has announced. Mrs. Markov, 
who is the wife of Professor Vladimir Markov, chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages, will 
give her dramatic readings in English translation, featuring the writings of Dostoevsky, on Thursday, 
November 29, at 4 p.m. Further details, including the location for the event, will soon be announced to 
the staff. 

Doyce Nunis to Address Friends Dinner Meeting 

The Friends of the UCLA Library will gather for a dinner meeting, to which our readers are cordially 
invited, at the Faculty Center, on Monday, December 3, at 6:45 p.m. Doyce Nunis, Director of the Li- 
brary's Oral History Project, will speak on the topic, "In Search of California History." 

Mr. Nunis will describe the techniques he is employing in recording on tape his interviews with lead- 
ing figures in public and professional life and in business and industry, thereby preserving, by modern 
methods of research, eyewitness accounts of the past and present for the benefit of future historians. He 
will also discuss the Library's program of collecting valuable private papers and official records of in- 
terest for California history. 

Reservations for the Friends dinner meeting, at 13.75 each, should be made with Ruby Chally, in the 
University Librarian's Office, by November 26. 

Archer Taylor to Speak on Bibliographical History 

Archer Taylor, emeritus Professor of German at the Berkeley campus, will give a public lecture on 
"Problems of Bibliographical History," on Wednesday, December 5, at 4 p.m. in 121 Economics Building. 
Library staff members and others of the University community are encouraged to hear his address. 

Professor Taylor is particularly noted for his scholarly publications on proverbs, riddles, and folk- 
lore, and on the history of bibliography. Among some of his books in the latter field are Renaissance 
Guides to Books (1945), The Bibliographical History of Anonyma and Pseudonyma (with Fredric J. Mosher, 
1951), and A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies (1955). Professor Taylor's lecture will be spon- 
sored by the Department of English, the School of Library Service, and the University Library. 

'Know Your Library' Goes to India 

We have been gratified to hear of an interest in the Library's handbook in far places. This month we 
learned that the United States Information Service in Bombay is preparing to sponsor a workshop for col- 
lege and special librarians, and we were pleased to supply, in response to the request of the USIS Library 
there, a number of copies of Know Your Library for the workshop participants. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Marian Helleman has joined the Biomedical Library staff as Librarian II in a temporary posi- 
tion working with exhibits on the history of science and technology. She earned her Bachelor's and 
Master's degrees in history and her librarianship degree at the University of Toronto, and has served as 
chief librarian of the Toronto Academy of Medicine and as a reference librarian at USC. 

Mrs. Adelaide Tusler, newly employed as Librarian I in the Oral History Project, earned her Bache- 
lor's degree in history and music at UCLA, and is a 1961 graduate of the School of Library Service. 

Peter Warshaw, Librarian I in the Reference Department, has transferred to the Acquisitions De- 
partment of the Library on the Santa Barbara campus, where he has been reclassified to Librarian II. 

Jeryl Josephs, new Secretary-Stenographer in the Administrative Office, has studied English at 
Santa Monica City College and UCLA, and has graduated from the Wright MacMahon Secretarial School, 
in Beverly Hills. She has been secretary for James Mason and Carroll Righter, for Motor Trend magazine, 
and for 20th Century-Fox studios. 

Carl Prior, new Senior Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, has 
studied at Los Angeles City College and the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. He has previously 
been employed by the Larry Edmunds Bookshop and Martindale's Bookstore. 

Ronald Kirkpatrick has been reclassified from Laboratory Assistant to Photographer in the Photo- 
graphic Department. 

Mrs. Cynthia Parrish has resigned as Principal Clerk in the Order Section of the Acquisitions De- 
partment. 

Publications and Activities 

Audree Malkin has joined the book reviewing staff for the "New Books Appraised" department of the 
Library Journal. Her first review, of The Retail Revolution, by the New York Society of Security An- 
alysts, appeared in the October 15 issue. 

William R. Woods is the editor of an annotated list of Executive Management Journals, issued this 
month by the Business Administration Library as Serials Bibliography number 1. 

Doyce Nunis has been appointed by the California Department of Mental Hygiene to serve on its Ad- 
visory Committee on Historical Trends in Mental Illness, a group supported by a grant from the National 
Science Foundation to undertake an extensive survey of available California medical records and to du- 
plicate and organize the documents into a single collection. The Advisory Committee will also act as a 
consulting body on related research for implementing the project. 

Lawrence Clark Powell, writing on "Talismans for Travelers," in the autumn issue of the Southwest 
Review, tells of some of the highlights of his recent trip around the world, accompanied by his two pri- 
vate talismans, a refrain from Mozart and a piece of abalone shell. 

The faculty and the academic program of the School of Library Service are the subject of an article, 
"Storehouses of Man's Boldest Thought," by Bob English, of the Office of Public Information, written 
for The Goal Post, in the issue of November 10 for the Air Force Academy-UCLA football game. The 
library school was awarded a Special Graduate Fellowship of $1000 by the Department of Intercollegiate 
Athletics from the proceeds of ticket sales for that game. 

"Lawrentio Clark Powell in honorem," the Dedication in Robert Payne's latest book. The Roman 
Triumph (London: Robert Hale, Ltd., 1962), acknowledges many years of literary friendship during which 
Mr. Payne has been a frequent visitor to and user of this Library. 



November 21, 1962 



11 



Powell's Postcards 

Dean Powell, in the grip of a new collecting mania, is the curator of a fast-growing archive of newly 
acquired materials that occupies a few square inches of his desk top— a pile of picture postcards. Not 

just any picture postcards, of course, but 
only those cards that show libraries— inside 
or outside, ancient or modern, academic or 
public, foreign or domestic. 

By a judicious word here and there 
among the library profession and the book 
trade, Mr. Powell has let it be known that 
he would welcome contributions of postcards 
depicting libraries of every kind, place, and 
time, and each day's mail brings him new 
and fascinating additions to his collection. 

Some of the cards show famous univer- 
sity and research libraries of England, Cana- 
da, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, 
and other lands, but most are of public li- 
braries in the United States. Old ones and 
modern ones alike, they reflect the justifiable pride of a community in its principal public edifice devoted 
to culture. The early buildings were likely to have been heavy fortresses of brick or stone, and their 
conglomerations of architectural styles have led modern designers to call them monstrosities, but they 
are dear to the memories of many of us who first discovered the power and pleasures of books within 
their stout walls. 




Two cards from Mr. Powell's collection are reproduced here; one, bearing a 1905 postmark (and a 
one-cent stamp!), shows the Public Library at Springfield, Massachusetts, and the other shows the 
Carnegie Library at Stillwater, Min- 
nesota, with the St. Paul & Still- 
water interurban running by. An- 
other postcard, an undated interior 
view of an unidentified library staf- 
fed by the librarian and her two 
young lady assistants all garbed in 
ankle-length dresses, bears a mes- 
sage from one of the staff: 

"A man walked in one day and 
asked to take our picture— in about 
five min. he was gone. If we had 
been back in the stacks where our 
patrons were I think the picture 
would have been very good. The 
stacks occupy more than half of the 
room so it is larger than it looks in 
the picture. Vi'e are going to have a cork carpet at last. How should it be cleaned? 




The pile of postcards is getting a bit unmanageable, and Mr. Powell is casting about for some 
schemes of arrangement to keep his pictures in order. One suggestion from a staff member w-as that they 
be classified by the abbreviated code letters for library locations used in the Union List of Serials. 
Other suggestions— and more postcards— will be happily received by the Dean. 



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Book Catalog Production to Begin 

Work on the reproduction of the UCLA Library's card catalog in book form will begin within a few 
weeks. G.K. Hall and Company, of Boston, was the successful bidder for the job, and representatives 
of the firm are now working with the Library staff on the arrangements for photographing the catalog 
cards. Four microfilm cameras will be installed in Room 34 on about the first of December, and a crew 
from G.K. Hall will begin filming the cards systematically. About six months will be required to finish 
the job, after which the photographic team will move to Berkeley to photograph that library's author and 
title cards. 

The Hall Company has produced a number of book catalogs for specialized libraries or special col- 
lections (see a further report on this on page 16), but ours is probably the first major library system to 
undertake a book-form catalog in this manner and on this scale. 

Last year, the Regents of the University provided funds with which to reproduce the catalogs of 
both the Berkeley and UCLA Libraries, so that the resources of these two large research libraries may 
be made more accessible to faculty members on the several campuses of the University. Daily bus ser- 
vice has already been provided between the Davis campus and the Berkeley campus, and between the 
Santa Barbara and Riverside campuses and UCLA, and steps have also been taken to increase the effi- 
ciency of interlibrary loan service to other campus libraries. The development of book catalogs which 
can be placed on the several campuses, representing the complete holdings of the two larger libraries, 
will make it easier for people to check our holdings. 

While the filming is in progress, every step will be taken to assure that the drawers of cards being 
photographed are returned quickly to the main catalog, but there will be times during the next six months 
when some Library users will be inconvenienced by the temporary absence of a drawer of cards. We can 
only hope that the end result will justify a temporary annoyance. 

After the microfilming and printing are completed, the UCLA main dictionary catalog, consisting of 
three million cards in 2,988 drawers, may be consulted in about I66 mammoth volumes. We at UCLA will 
in due course receive a set of books representing the Berkeley author-title catalog, which will make it 
possible for our faculty and students to get specific information about Library holdings on the Berkeley 
campus. 

'Big Blow' at the Clark Library 

The Standing Room Only sign was out at the Clark Library on Friday evening, November 2, when the 
Southern California Recorder Society met there for its monthly "Big Blow." The Library resounded to 
the harmonies of more than seventy recorder enthusiasts, playing under the guest directorship of Murray 
Lefkowitz, and a special program of medieval music was presented by the Renaissance Consort, led by 
Gloria Ramsey. Refreshments were served in the Reading Room, and at the close of the evening the 
guests departed in an aura of melodious good fellowship. 

More Notes on Microfilm Acquisitions 

The Library has acquired a microfilm set of the celebrated Adams Papers, 1639-1889, consisting of 
all the public and private papers of President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams, and Charles 
Francis Adams, as well as the papers of their wives and children, on 608 reels of film of more than 
300,000 pages of manuscript materials. (A key to the contents of the film reels, published as Parts 1-4 
of Microfilms of the Adams Papers, is available at tlie Reference Desk.) At the request of tlie Adams 
Manuscript Trust, the Massachusetts Historical Society microfilmed tlie Papers, aided by grants from 
the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 



November 21, 1962 13 



'The State University Is the Ultimate American Type' 

The passage of Proposition lA, with its vital relationship to the expanding needs of this campus 
and the entire University of California, together with its significant reaffirmation of public support for 
higher education, has prompted Mr. Edelstein to share with us a delightful find concerning the history 
of the University and of American higher education. He is indebted to Nathan Reingold, of the Library 
of Congress, for his article on "Jacques Loeb, the Scientist: His Papers and His Era," in the June is- 
sue of the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions, and for a copy of the letter 
quoted below. 

In 1905 the President of the University of California was Benjamin Ide Wheeler, a man responsible 
in considerable part for this University's rise to national eminence. In reply to a letter from Professor 
Jacques Loeb, in which the eminent physiologist and former colleague of President Wheeler wrote about 
state university faculty having been excluded from the recently established Carnegie teachers' pensions, 
Wheeler responded, on May 1, 1905, as follows: 

I do not think the exclusion of the state universities from the Carnegie beneficence will 
hurt them at all. The allowances to retired professors at this University are already as large 
as they are likely to be made by the Carnegie gift in the private institutions. I think you are 
right in supposing that Mr. Carnegie has been influenced by ruling powers in the private in- 
stitutions to take the step he has. Undoubtedly President Harper [William Rainey Harper of 
the University of Chicago] and President Butler [Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia Uni- 
versity] are very actively engaged as against the growing prestige of the state universities. 
Funnily enough our own faculty recently fell into line and aided them when its Graduate Coun- 
cil refused to vote in favor of certain state universities for membership in the Association of 
American Universities. President Eliot [Charles W. Eliot of Harvard University] and myself 
nominated these state universities for membership; Harper, Butler, and others vigorously op- 
posed, and our Graduate Council voted with them, or at least the few members who were pres- 
ent on the occasion of the meeting voted that way. We must begin at home and convert our 
own faculty to a faith in the state university. We have a certain number of weak-kneed grad- 
uates of Harvard and Yale who after all, I fear, vaguely believe there is no future for the 
state university. They are totally wrong; the type of the state university is the ultimate 
American type I am sure. 

Very sincerely yours, 
Benj. I. Wheeler 

A Lively Staff Association Meeting 

This year's first general meeting of the Library Staff Association was held on November 8, with 
Chairman Shirley Hood presiding over a large and earnest representation of the membership. Members 
of the Executive Board reported on the current state of the Association's projects, and an amendment 
to the by-laws, raising dues to $1.00 a year, was passed by a 54-0 vote. Representatives of the Mem- 
bership Committee will soon solicit this sum from us all, and those who have not already joined the 
Association are urged to do so. Your dues will help sustain such worthy projects as keeping the Staff 
Room refreshment service solvent, and supplying food, clothing, and books to our Korean foster child, 
Sun Chul, for another year. 

Another general meeting highlight was a proposal by Otheo Sutton to have expenses for the annual 
Christmas party met by a special collection from the membership, rather than from the Association 
treasury. This suggestion was swiftly voted into reality when it became apparent that the alternatives 
would have been either to let Sun Chul starve or to cancel the party, both choices, according to our in- 
formant, being intolerably repugnant to our soft-hearted, high-living membership. 



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Anonymous Diarist is Identified 

An interesting manuscript journal by an English lady on her trip to North America in 1872 was among 
the items acquired by the Library from the C. K. Ogden Collection. The lady describes her traveling 
party's itinerary in California, including the Donner Summit crossing of the Sierra Nevada, San Francisco, 
the Geysers at Cloverdale, and Yosemite, in the following excerpts from her travel diary: 

After passing through a long distance of high desert land [from Salt Lake City] we came 
early on Sunday morning [May 26] to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mts. There was a great 
deal of snow lying in the pine woods which cover the sides of the mountain & this added very 
much to the beauty of the scene. There is a length of snow sheds extending for 42 miles with 
a break every now & then for a second or two, which was most tantalizing, as this part of the 
road is so beautiful. We saw Donner Lake, soon after entering California, to great advantage 
in the early morning . . . The descent of the S. Nevada Mts. is very fine— passing through the 
gold diggings, called Dutch Flat, & Gold Run where we saw gardens & flowers in profusion . . . 

In the afternoon [of May 29] we three ladies . . . walked through the Chinese part of the 
town [San Francisco] & made some purchases at Chinese stores. We found no difficulty 
though they could not speak any English, but they were quite nice & polite. 

At 7:30 [May 3l] we started in a large brake & 4 horses for our 28 miles ride to the 
Geysers . . . We reached the Geyser Hotel at 1 oclock, having changed horses trice— parts of 
the road are very steep, and the sudden turns rather alarming, but we soon got such confi- 
dence in both horses & drivers (the latter are famous) that it was most enjoyable. The views 
are lovely as you rise up to a great height, and then the descent of 6 miles to the Geysers 
through thick woods is beautiful and gives you a very good idea what the country is like. At 
4 oclock we started for the Geysers, which are just opposite the hotel on the other side of 
the valley. They are very wonderful, but not pleasant to walk through, as the heat is so 
great in parts. The water is in one place perfectly black, like ink & can be used for writing 
with, in another place it is red, & all boiling hot, and the noises going on underground, & 
the steam rushing up are all very curious to see & hear— but we all agreed that the drive was 
the best part of the expedition. 

After lunch [June 8] we started on horses with Skelton for Glacier Point. The ascent 
is very steep, & rather trying to any that have not good heads, as in many places the path 
overlooks a sheer precipice into the valley of great height. The view (going up) of the 
Yosemite Falls is very beautiful & finer than any you obtain in the valley. From Glacier 
Point you get the grandest view I ever saw! The whole of the Yosemite Valley, Tenaya 
Canyon, the Vernal & Nevada Falls, & the Yosemite Falls, with the snow mountains, & 
North & South Domes lie before you in a perfectly clear & brilliant atmosphere. There was 
not a cloud, or shadow of mist to obscure the distant peaks. 

The identity of the author is not disclosed in the journal, but James Mink pursued the search for her 
name. With such clues as the partial names of three members of the party, names of the ships on which 
they traveled, and a few dates and places, he wrote letters to a number of libraries and archives, and 
from their replies he was able to reconstruct the story. 

The journal mentioned that the lady and her husband, Alfred, together with an Isabel Green and a 
lady named Harriet, debarked at New Orleans from the American steamer Juniata on May 1, 1872, and 
registered at the St. Charles Hotel. The reference staff of the New Orleans Public Library discovered in 
a microfilm publication of the National Archives, entitled Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New 
Orleans, 1820-1902, that the members of this party were Mr. and Mrs. A. Holt, Miss Harriet Long, and 
Miss Isabel Green, and from the National Archives, in Washington, D.C., the same information was 



November 21, 1962 15 



received. Mrs. Ann H. Reed, of the Newspaper Division at the Library on the Berkeley campus, checked 
the May 2 New Orleans Daily Picayune under arrivals at the St. Charles Hotel and found that the trav- 
elers hailed from Liverpool, England. (The manager of the Big Geysers Resort in Sonoma County reported 
that its registers dating back to 1857 had been lost in a fire, and so the group's presence there is no 
longer on record.) 

According to the manuscript Journal, the party boarded the steamer Sarmatton on July 20, 1872, at 
Quebec, and arrived in Liverpool on July 29. Mr. W. Kaye Lamb, Dominion Archivist of Canada, found 
a list of the cabin passengers on this vessel in the Quebec Morning Chronicle— Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holt 
were among them. He further informed us that Alfred Holt (1829-1911) was one of the founders of Alfred 
Holt & Company, of Liverpool, owners of the Blue Funnel Line, and that Alfred Holt's diaries were in 
the possession of his nephew, Lawrence Durning Holt. 

The City Librarian of the Liverpool Public Libraries reported that Alfred Holt's papers are deposited 
there on temporary loan, and that Alfred was the son of George Holt, of Fairfield, Liverpool, a cotton 
broker. Alfred's interests were in engineering, and he was apprenticed to a railway engineer. Afterwards, 
he assisted in the office of Lamport & Holt, shipowners, and then worked as a consultant civil engineer. 
He returned later to ships and eventually founded the Alfred Holt Line which pioneered a steamer service 
to the Far East. 

Alfred Holt's first wife was Catherine Long, who died in 1869; Catherine's cousin, Frances Long, 
became his second wife in 1871. The trip to North America was in 1872 and among Alfred Holt's papers 
at the Liverpool Public Libraries is his journal of the excursion. The Department of Special Collections 
has his wife's diary of the same trip, and the author of our manuscript journal can now be identified as 
Mrs. Frances (Long) Holt. 

New IBM Circulation Control System is Installed 

The need for a substantial change in the Library's circulation system is perhaps obvious to all who 
have had to contend with the awkward double-charge system used at UCLA for many years. The older 
methods of charging and discharging books, preparing overdue notices, handling renewals, and the like, 
are no longer sufficient to handle our greatly increased circulation of books. The quantity of circulation 
of Library materials, the high costs of handling it by means of the old system, and the system's slowness 
and susceptibility to error, have all combined to make necessary the selection and installation of mechan- 
ized procedures which can provide greater efficiency and speed, reduce errors, and enable us ultimately 
to divert staff members to other duties where more manpower is needed. 

The Circulation Department, on November 19, began its conversion to the new IBM Circulation Con- 
trol System, which has long been in planning by Donald Black, of the Library Operations Survey, and 
James Cox, Head of the Circulation Department. At 10:00 a.m. on Monday the first charge cards were 
processed by machine, and this first "button-pushing" was commemorated by a brief ceremony in the De- 
partment's IBM room, attended by Mr. Vosper, Miss Ackerman, Mr. Miles, Mr. Moore, representatives from the 
Daily Bruin and the Graduate Students Association, and members of the Circulation staff. (The new IBM 
Call Cards had first been put out a week before, in order that Library users and staff members might be- 
come accustomed to using the new forms; during that week, however, the cards were not processed 
by machine.) 

The Library has adopted, with certain refinements to fit our particular needs, the essential elements 
of the IBM-Transaction Card system now in use at the Brooklyn College Library. The basic item of our 
system, apart from the machinery involved, is the IBM punched call card, which replaces the former call 
slip and book check. The card has two parts which may easily be separated. The right side is the Trans- 
action Stub, with a transaction number in both punched and visible form; this part is placed in the book 
pocket when the book is charged to the reader. The left side— the larger part of tlie card— is the Charge 
Card, and on it the borrower is to supply the same information requested on the former call slip. After 



16 UCLA Librarian 



the book is charged to the reader, the call number, due date, a code for the type of loan, and a code for 
the status of the borrower are punched into the Charge Card by machine, and the Card is filed into the 
Loan File by its call number. When the book is returned, the Transaction Stub is removed and used to 
retrieve a Transaction Card bearing the same number, which in turn is used to discharge the original 
charge record by machine. 

Although there will continue to be some filing and removing of charge records by hand, a large per- 
centage of interfiling and discharging will be done by the machine, which will also provide a continuous 
sequence checking of the order of our files. This itself will save time and eliminate the manual filing 
errors which were continually compounded in our previous system. Discharging of loans will be more 
rapid and the books will be ready for reshelving on the same day they are returned. Overdue charges 
will be sorted by the machine, and daily loan statistics, which formerly had taken several hours to 
count, will now be tabulated by the machine in five minutes. 

For several weeks the Circulation staff will work with several files, while the old book check and 
call slip files are being converted to the IBM card files, and the patience of Library users and staff 
members is solicited during the transition. The considerable advantages of the new system to which we 
are adjusting— increased speed and accuracy in interfiling and discharging of records, reduced delay in 
the reshelving of books, improved clerical methods, reduction in the number of charge files, uniformity 
in the style of Charge Cards, and the redeployment of staff members to neglected or undermanned func- 
tions—will result in better circulation service to Library users. 

Catalogs of Special Collections Are Acquired 

Among the books reported in the October issue of New Reference Books at UCLA are two titles which 
will be of particular interest to those concerned with Hispanic studies: the Catalog of the Library of the 
Hispanic Society of America (10 volumes), and the Index to Latin American Periodical Literature, 1929- 
1960, compiled by the Columbus Memorial Library of the Pan American Union (to be completed in 8 vol- 
umes). TTiese sets are photographic reproductions of library card catalogs and have been published by 
G.K. Hall and Company in the form of books. 

Reported in the same issue of New Reference Books are two more Hall publications— B/ograp/)fcu/ 
and Bibliographical Dictionary of the Italian Humanists and of the World of Classical Scholarship in Italy, 
1 300-1800, by Mario E. Cosenza (5 volumes), and the Index to Art Periodicals, prepared by the Ryerson 
Library of the Art Institute of Chicago (11 volumes). The tall volumes are shelved with an imposing ar- 
ray of Hall catalogs which have been taking over Index Case 6, behind the Reference Desk in the Main 
Reading Room, ever since the publication in 1958 of the 12-volume catalog of the Avery Memorial Archi- 
tectural Library at Columbia University. 

Other sets, which reproduce by photographic means the card catalogs of important collections, in- 
clude the library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (25 volumes), the Warburg Institute Li- 
brary of the University of London (2 volumes), the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Americana and American 
Indians at the Newberry Library (16 volumes), the Yale Collection of Western Americana (4 volumes), and 
several special collections of the New York Public Library: Jewish (14 volumes), Slavonic (26 volumes). 
Oriental (18 volumes). History of the Americas (28 volumes), and the World War I Collection (4 volumes). 
In the same format is the Index to Latin American Legislation, 1950-1960, compiled by the Hispanic Law 
Division of the Library of Congress (2 volumes). 

All of these bibliographies have been reported in previous issues of New Reference Books, a quar- 
terly annotated list of important acquisitions in the Reference Department, and of reference titles added 
by the branch libraries. Copies of the October issue are available at the Reference Desk; readers who 
wish to be placed on the mailing list for future issues should call or write to the Reference Department 
(232 Library; telephone extension 2784). 



November 21, 1962 17 



Committee to Study New Classification Plan 

The University Librarian has appointed an Advisory Committee on Implementation of the New Classi- 
fication Scheme for Professional Librarians, composed of Page Ackerman (chairman), Anthony Hall, Edwin, 
Kaye, Esther Koch, William Kurth, Donald Read, and a representative of the Personnel Office. The Com- 
mittee will give attention to such matters as the evaluation of staff members for reclassification and sal- 
ary increases, the standards for determining levels of pay for new appointments, and the requirements for 
a program of orientation and training of supervisors. 

Technical Processes Group to Meet in Long Beach 

"Cooperative Cataloging and Processing in Southern California: A Panel of Viewpoints" will be the 
subject for discussion at the fall meeting of the Southern California Technical Processes Group on Saturday, 
December 1, at the Lafayette Hotel in Long Beach. Panel speakers will be Keith Abbott, Assistant City 
Manager of Whittier, Mrs. Katherine Walton, Assistant Librarian of the Orange County Free Library, and 
John Grieder, Head of the Technical Services Division of the Orange County Free Library. 

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Lafayette's Velvet Room and will be followed by luncheon at 
noon in the Boulevard Room. Robert Brasher, of the Catalog Department at Long Beach State College Li- 
brary, should be notified for reservations for luncheon, at $2.50 each, by November 26. 

Librarian's Notes 

I was pleased and surprised to find considerable consolation in a recent textbook on Learning, Re- 
membering, and Knowing, by Patrick Meredith, Professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds. Pro- 
fessor Meredith has a remarkably sympathetic understanding of librarians and librarianship, and he even 
suggests the interesting possibility that "Perhaps the working of a Library can throw some light on the 
working of the brain." I hope this optimistic news will filter down to UCLA's magnificent Brain Research 
Institute. Professor Meredith speaks of librarians as "quietly confident, cheerful, and friendly [folk who J 
in a bustling, aggressive, uneasy world . . . stand out as guardians of a sanctuary. But this sanctuary is no 
solemn temple of immobile brooding. Its quietness is more akin to the smooth hum of a power station. 
This metaphor he carries on more fully in the following description: "We are getting used to the idea that 
in the new nuclear power stations the consumption of one nuclear fuel may not only produce power for im- 
mediate use but may also breed a second type of fuel. The Library is an even more remarkable trans- 
former of energy, for the 'fuel' which goes into it, in the form of books and journals, not only gives out a 
steady flow of power through all its readers, many of whom produce further books themselves; it remains 
itself intact, preserving its energy undiminished. This is the unique property of organized and recorded 
knowledge." 

Taking account of the expansion of human knowledge and its impact on both human brains and li- 
braries, Professor Meredith proposes thoughtfully, "It is not an exaggeration to say that librarianship 
today faces a crisis. And, since the wheels of civilization are driven by the power of words, this is not 
a crisis which librarians alone can solve. Writers, publishers, and readers, all have to contribute to the 
solution. In the case of readers it is their habits of learning, remembering, and knowing which are in- 
volved. We have heard a lot in recent years about the relation of men to machines. We have given too 
little thought to the relation of men to books. 

"A crisis need not be a disaster. Faced with unprecedented difficulties some men go under, but 
others respond by invention. The librarians are thinking about their job more radically than ever before 
and as a result their methods are being revolutionized." 

And finally Professor Meredith goes on to even more surprising depths of understanding, wherein 
he defines the importance of library cataloging and explains it in intriguing terras. 



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The University of Leeds has, it happens, a wonderfully lively and imaginative library, and some of 
this element has apparently had an effect on Professor Meredith. I only wish his textbook might be 
adopted widely in this country. Few academic users of libraries see our problems in such generous terms. 



We have been delighted— but not surprised— to see the universally high critical acclaim which has 
greeted Rupert Hart-Davis's edition of The Letters of Oscar Wilde. Our readers will recall that the Clark 
Library provided Mr. Hart-Davis with a very considerable number of the letters used in the book; the 
Photographic Department, too, gave valuable assistance in reproducing seven illustrations from the Clark 
collection— one of which, a photograph showing Oscar and Lord Alfred Douglas, is reproduced along with 
the rave review in the October 26 Time magazine. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Ruby Chally, 
William Conway, James Cox, J.M. Edelstein, Charlotte Georgi, Ralph Johnson, Frances Kirschenbaum, 
Samuel Margolis, Edmond Mignon, Everett Moore, Doyce Nunis, Helene Schimansky, Robert Vosper. 



U(^i^ oii^^*^- 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 3 



Exhibits of German Books 



December 7, 1962 




The fifty best German books for the year 1961 are displayed in the exhibit cases of the Main Li- 
brary, showing until December 13. The books were selected by a jury last May as the most handsome 

examples of fine graphic design- 
format, typography, printing, paper, 
binding, and illustration— from 530 
examples, mostly trade books, en- 
tered in the competition by German 
firms. In his Preface to the cata- 
logue of the selections. Die schon- 
sten deutschen Biicher des Jahres 
1961, Georg Kurt Schauer, the 
jury's chairman, remarks that "The 
truly exemplary, wherever it mani- 
fests itself, serves the main pur- 
pose of this competition: preser- 
vation and encouragement of com- 
petent and imaginative methods of 
producing books." Our illustration 
shows an edition of Bertolt Brecht's 
Songs aus der Dreigroschenoper. 

Also shown in the exhibit area of the Library are examples of fine printing selected from the Liber 
LihroTum, a portfolio published in 1956 in Stockholm to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the printing 
of Gutenberg's 42-line Bible. Leading book designers of many countries contributed to the Liter Lifcrorwm, 
and each designed and printed several pages as an expression of his individual response to the typo- 
graphic challenge presented by the Bible. 

The Library exhibits are being shown in conjunction with a larger display, "Contemporary German 
Books," a collection of 2,727 titles lent by the Boersenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, which may 
be seen in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union until December 14. The opening ceremonies on 
November 29 included brief talks by Mr. Vosper and the German Consul General, Hans Rolf Kiderlen, 
after which Mr. Kiderlen gave to the Library a miniature edition of the Lord's Prayer in seven languages, 
printed at the Gutenberg House. 

The Student Union display includes books from several hundred German publishers and is arranged 
on tables and display boards by subject fields; Arts and Crafts, Prints, Music and Theater, Children's 
Books, Literature, Maps and Atlases, and Science seemed to be drav.-ing much attention from faculty and 
student visitors on opening day. Among the translations of American authors we were pleased to see 
Friihstlick bet Tiffany, by Truman Capote, Der F'dnger im Roggen, by J.D. Salinger, and Das Geheul, by 
Allen Ginsberg. 



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Personnel Notes 

Eljriede Denecke has joined the Refefence Department staff as Senior Library Assistant in the In- 
terlibrary Loans Section. She earned her Bachelor's degree in French at UCLA, and has most recently 
been employed as a departmental secretary at the George Washington University Medical School, in 
Washington, D.C. 

Mrs. Nancy Reitzen, new Senior Typist Clerk in the Oral History Program, studied art at Santa Mon- 
ica City College and has been employed at the UCXA Medical Center in the Biophysics and Nuclear 
Medicine Departments. 

Mrs. kenate Basso has resigned as Principal Library Assistant in the Business Administration Li- 
brary. 

Keukan Intern in the Archives 

Valarie Stout, a senior majoring in history at Keuka College, in Keuka Park, New York, is complet- 
ing a three-week internship in the Department of Special Collections under the supervision of James 
Mink. In addition to receiving instruction in the techniques of archival arrangement and the cataloging 
of historical manuscripts, she will have processed and cataloged several collections, including the 
Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Aviation History Collection. 

The program at Keuka College, which resembles that at Antioch College, requires each student to 
participate in two field periods during the academic year, and, accordingly, in the late fall and again in 
the early summer months Keuka's students leave campus to engage in professional, clinical, or business 
activities related to their major studies. Miss Stout, for her field experience, has previously engaged in 
library work with the Board of Education of Montgomery County, Maryland, secretarial service with Sen- 
ator Clifford Case of New Jersey, and social work at the Girl Scouts' International Center, in Adelboden, 
Switzerland. 



Visitors 

Frans Stafleu, executive secretary of the International Association of Plant Taxonomy, and Asso- 
ciate Professor of Botany at the University of Utrecht, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
November 9, accompanied by Professor Mildred Mathias, of the Department of Botany. 

Mrs. Ivanka Kovacevii, an exchange visitor from Belgrade University, sponsored by the Institute of 
International Education and the Ford Foundation, visited the Department of Special Collections with 
Ada Nisbel, Professor of English, on Noveinber 13. 

John and Barbara Beecher, of Phoenix, were visitors in the Department of Special Collections on 
November 26. Mr. Beecher is a poet and printer, and, with his wife, operates the Rampart Press. 

Genevieve Correa, Serials Librarian at the University of Hawaii, visited the Library on November 26 
and 27 to consult with Mr. Vosper, Mr. Miles, Mr. Moore, Miss Norton, Miss Lodge, Miss Nixon, and Mrs. 
Martin. Miss Correa is on a fact-finding trip to aid the University of Hawaii in planning a new library 
building. 

Vera Mae Twisl, senior administrative assistant, and Alice Colbath, administrative assistant, both 
of the Graduate School of Business Administration at the Berkeley campus, visited the Business Admin- 
istration Library on November 27. 

Felix N0rguard, program chief of the Danish national radio and television network, and an author of 
studies of modern Danish literature, visited the Library on November 28. His tour has taken him to New 
York aiid Los Angeles to study television production methods. 



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Yukon Territory Newspapers of Sixty Years Ago 

A number of newspapers published in the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold 
Rush have been presented to the Department of Special Collections by Richard F. Riley, Associate 



DAWSON DAILY NEWS. 



DAwaoN, ruitox tsuutort -satiuiiait, 8r:rTia(iiMi i;, i»m 




Jbm sBe^mdMt Mck. 




Professor of Radiology. The collection contains selected issues of the Dawson Daily News and a num- 
ber of Alaskan papers assembled by two members of Professor Riley's family, Clarence and Marcelin 
Riley, who served as printer and photoengraver on the staff of the Dawson Daily News. 

Dawson was founded during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, and at the height of the gold fever it 
reported a population of more than 20,000. In this pioneer settlement the Riley brothers labored under 
considerable hardship to supply the goldseekers with news and entertainment. The printing and illus- 
tration were done with primitive equipment at hand or transported to the scene by the Rileys. As illus- 
trative material was scarce, it was sometimes cribbed freely from any available source, including the 
inner lids of cigar boxes. News which found its way to Dawson in other journals was also reprinted with- 
out giving credit to its origin. 

Of particular interest are several special issues of the Daily Neus which contain color printing and 
were undoubtedly considered the Rileys' masterpieces. Among them are commorative issues for the cor- 
onation of Edward VII and for the second anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria, and also the special 
issues for the Fourth of July, in 1902 and 1903. Shown here is the September 27, 1902, issue. 



Clark Lecture on Dryden's Poetry Given by Professor Sutherland 

James R. Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, 
London, and in residence at UCLA this semester as Fellow of the Clark Library, gave a public lecture 
on November 28 on "John Dryden: The Poet as Orator." Professor Sutherland emphasized that a large 
body of Dryden's verse was 'public' poetry, intended for reading on state, commemorative, or congratu- 
latory occasions, and he carefully distinguished the several literary styles used by the poet to attain his 
desired effects. 



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Staff Association Meetings 

The actress Lydia Markova, formerly of the Pushkin Theatre in Leningrad, captivated a large audi- 
ence of staff members last week with her dramatic readings of selections from the writings of Dostoev- 
sky and Gogol. 

Page Ackerraan will address a general meeting of the Library Staff Association next Thursday, De- 
cember 13, at 4 p.m., in Physics Building 141, and will discuss and answer questions about the Li- 
brary's new personnel classification system. Also on the agenda will be proposals for the organization 
of special-interest discussion groups, and some observations by Edwin Kaye on the services of the 
Staff Association Welfare Committee. 

Xmas Plans by the Staff Association 

This year's Christmas party has been planned by the Program Committee of the Staff Association to 
be held at the Faculty Center on Thursday, December 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Two of our talented staff 
members will add to the gaiety of the occasion with vocal and guitar music. 

The Association also requests contributions of food and small gifts to be donated to a needy family. 
Boxes will be placed in the Staff Room for collecting such donations. 

Publications and Activities 

Mary DeWolf has assisted the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the planning and organization 
of a slide collection, for which the Museum's Docent Council has commended her, saying that "the slide 
project for the art museum would not be progressing were it not for your interest and assistance. Such a 
project is a tremendous responsibility for a new volunteer organization of untrained women. The enthu- 
siasm is there, the competence is there, but the professional advice essential to the success of the pro- 
ject would not be at hand but for you" 

Mr. Vosper discusses the Farmington Plan and such other hopeful projects of cooperative book ac- 
quisition as the Public Law 480 program in his article, "Cooperation 3 I'^chelon national pour la selec- 
tion et I'acquisition des livres courants etrangers: une experience recente des bibliotheques de recherche 
aux fitats-Unis," in the September-October issue of the Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France. 

Harry Williams attended the General Council sessions of the California State Employees Associa- 
tion in Sacramento on November 9-12 as the delegate for Chapter 44. 

Lawrence Clark Powell, writing for the "Speaking of Books" column in The New York Times Bonk 
Review of November 11, tells of his adventures in collecting books about Mozart and recorded music by 
him. 

J.M. Edelstein reviews, for the November 17 issue of The New Republic, two books by Malcolm 
Lowry— the first American edition of his novel, Ullrumtiriric, and a new work. Selected Poems oj Malcolm 
Lowry. 

Business Students Conduct Successful Book Sale 

In a particularly antic issue of Charlotte Georgi's "regularly irregular publication," B.A. Lihnirv 
Notes, dated Thank Heaven, Thanksgiving, 1962, we note, from the only straight piece, that "Tiie Busi- 
ness Administration Student Book Sale, held November 9 in the CiBA Lobby, was a heartening affair. 
C~ustomers happily mobbed the book tables and everybody came away pleased." Franklin Tom, Vice- 
Chairman of the Interorganizational Council of Business Students, was manager of the first of wliai ni.iy 
prove to be annual book sales for students of business administration. 



December 7, 1962 



23 








Here it is, the IBM Circulation Control system which was inaugurated last month in the Cir- 
culation Department. Its components are, from left to right, the 087 Alphabetic Collator, the 
26 Printing Card Punch, the Card Rack, the 514 Reproducing Punch, and the Control Panel 
Cabinet, and the human adjuncts are Anita Hall, Nancy Knaus, James Cox, and Donald Black. 



Art in Children's Books: A Forthcoming Exhibit 

"Contemporary Art in Children's Books" will be the exhibit in the Main Library from December 14 to 
January 14. Many illustrated children's books will be displayed, including examples with the work of 
such noted artists as Jacqueline Ayer, Ludwig Bemelmans, Antonio Frasconi, Toni Ungerer, Gerald Rose, 
Maurice Sendak, and Leonard Lionni, and there will be mounted wall panels showing illustrations by 
these and other artists. The publishers and artists have, in many instances, lent original art work to the 
Library for this exhibit. 

Donnarae MacCann, the University Elementary School Librarian, has for several years had an annual 
display in her Library of the best children's books (this year's showing is announced elsewhere in this 
issue), and she suggested that the Main Library prepare a larger exhibit, such as this one, for the general 
public. Mrs. MacCann has also written an essay on The Child, the Artist, and the Book, now in press, 
which will be issued in conjunction with the exhibit. Further information on the display will be given in 
the next issue of the Librarian. 



'Man's Place in Nature' Exhibited at Biomedical Library 

An exhibit on "Man's Place in Nature," showing this month in the Biomedical Library, traces the 
evolution of life forms leading to man. An accompanying exhibit is a selection of artifacts gathered by 
the UCLA Archaeological Survey at the excavations of Indian sites at Topanga Canyon and San Nicolas 
Island, in California, at Paragonah, in Utah, and at Amapa, in Nayarit, Mexico. Staff members from the 
Library and the Departments of Anthropology and Anatomy cooperated in the preparation of the display, 
for which Jack H. Prost, Acting Instructor in Anthropology, was the consultant. 



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Gift Books for Children Are Exhibited ot UES Library 

Children's books suitable to be given as gifts will be displayed in the Library of the University El- 
ementary School (UES 1017) next week from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is cor- 
dially invited to examine this annual selection of the best books published during the year for children 
from ages 2 to 14. A list of the books— pictorial works, fairy tales, fantasies, non-fiction titles, and so 
on— has been prepared by Donnarae MacCann. 

A European Bookhunting Itinerary 

(Margaret Gustafson, our principal searcher for wanted out-of-print books, managed to drop in on a 
number of bookshops during her vacation abroad last summer, and she has provided, at our request, these 
notes taken from the shorthand of her memory.) 

London. In a big rush to get to Stevens & Brown, our suppliers of new British books, before Miss 
Collis of that firm left London for Los Angeles, to begin discussions of eventual blanket-order plan for 
book purchases. Sat in the basement of a typically grubby London bookstore surrounded by old books, 
leather bindings, prints, and a collection of trinket boxes, discussing possibilities of obtaining books 
immediately upon publication. 

Wiesbaden. Most graciously and hospitably cared for by Mr. Dorn of the Otto Harrassowitz firm in 
Wiesbaden, Germany, and his family, who met me Sunday at the airport in Frankfurt and drove me in a 
black Volkswagen through the beautiful Taunus Mountains. Spent Monday at the firm itself, which spe- 
cializes in supplying libraries with books, back files of serials, and periodical subscriptions; its new 
offices now take up two floors of a large building, and are organized surprisingly like our own Acquisi- 
tions Department, with order section, serials section, o.p. searching section, receiving section. Felt 
very much at home among the bibliographical checkers, all busily searching through piles of the Deutsche 
Bibliographie. 

Paris. Frantic taxi ride from the Flea Market (after fruitless search for an elephant-foot umbrella 
stand for member of College Library staff) to keep mid-morning appointment with the firm of Dawson- 
France, in a small warehouse in one of the more off-beat sections of the Right Bank. Firm affiliated 
with but independent of Dawson's of Pall Mall, run by two expatriated young French-speaking but still 
basically Englishmen, whose main concern is handling periodical subscriptions and back files. Dis- 
cussed our problems in ordering, collating, filling in, paying for, and cataloging back files (they were 
sympathetic; their own problems are similar) and found them willing to do all I asked in supplying us 
with complete bibliographical information— anything, they felt, that would speed up our replies. Lunched 
at an ex-Algerian bistro, but declined an invitation for an evening at the Lido because of prior arrange- 
ments to meet former staff member Tony Greco and his sister for dinner. 

Oxford. Drove through gorgeous English autumn countryside one afternoon to Henley-in-Arden just 
north of Stratford with Professor and Mrs. William Matthews (Professor Matthews, on sabbatical from the 
Department of English, is currently Our Man in Oxford, on the lookout for likely purchases), and former 
staff member Mrs. Libby Cohen, to inspect a private collection of books on Russian culture and history, 
offered for sale in a half-timbered Elizabethan barn converted into a modern house. Later, spent a morn- 
ing in Blackwell's mecca for bookish American tourists, on Broad Street. 

London again. Between desperate attempts to get last-minute hotel accomodations in London, 
visited Bertram Rota's on Vigo Street off Regent Street to discuss with Mr. Anthony Rota our plans for a 
special and selective blanket order for contemporary English literature, based on the Rotas' specialized 
knowledge of the field; their shop is in itself sufficient evidence of their specialization. 

P. S. LCP is a hard act to follow. 



December 7, 1962 



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Library Receives Acknowledgments and Manuscripts from Author 

Wesley S. Griswold, in his recently published book, ,4 \\ork of Giants: Building the First Trans- 
continental Railroad (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962), pays the Library a welcome tribute: "Fortunately, 

instead of being hoarded in barns and attics, the di- 
^ versified acquisitions of those [former collectors] 

have found their way into the solicitous care of li- 
braries and museums. It is to these latter-day custo- 
dians of the evidence that I am presently indebted. 
Foremost among them is the Department of Special Col- 
lections, University of California, Los Angeles, and 
its unflaggingly helpful staff." Mentioned for special 
HtA*^4iy>ji ^^ /^^^^8BWB^^^. "^yran recognition are Brooke UTiiting and James Mink, to 

!!\j<^B '?'^^m'^^'"*^^^^^^^^^^B '^Sk whom the author acknowledges a debt of gratitude "for 

■<^^ ''■>'* i^^^M . ^\ T^, ^ variety of special deeds of helpfulness in the prep- 

aration of this book." 




As further evidence of his gratitude, Mr. Griswold 
has given the Library the manuscript and galley proofs of his book, together with a collection of photo- 
graphs documenting the construction of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads. In the course of gath- 
ering material for his book, he discovered some unusual photographs of railroads, one of which, showing 
a blizzard on the Union Pacific tracks in Wyoming in 1869, w'e reproduce here. 

Bookburning Made Respectable 

Librarians have developed such an antipathy to bookburning that they shudder just to think of the 
destruction of the Alexandrian library or the literary bonfires of Nazi Germany, not to mention similar, 
if less thorough, efforts made from time to time on their own doorsteps. Nero Wolfe may have changed 
all this, and made burning respectable. Burning of one particular book, that is. 

In the opening scene of Rex Stout's Gambit (Viking, 1962), Wolfe is seated before a fireplace, tear- 
ing sheets out of a book and burning them. The book is the third edition of Webster's New International 
Dictionary, Unabridged, published by the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. "He 
considers it subversive," says Archie Goodwin, "because it threatens the integrity of the English lan- 
guage. In the past week he has given me a thousand examples of its crimes. He says it is a deliberate 
attempt to murder the— I beg your pardon ..." 

" 'Do you use "infer" and "imply" interchangeably, Miss Blount?' he asks his prospective client. 

"She did fine. She said simply, 'No.' 

" 'This book says you may. Pfui.' " 

When the burning interferes with a scheduled appointment for Wolfe, Archie Goodwin reminds him 
that he knew he couldn't finish the operation in half an hour. "Besides," Archie says, "how about the 
comments I have heard you make about book burners.'" 

"They are not relevant to this," says Wolfe. "I am a man, not a government or a committee of cen- 
sors. Having paid forty-seven dollars and fifty cents for this book, and having examined it and found 
it subversive and intolerably offensive, I am destroying it." 

Finally, there was no more dictionary except the binding. "Will this burn?" Wolfe asked. 



"Sure; it's buckram. It may smell a little. You knew you were going to burn it when you bought 
it. Otherwise vou would have ordered leather. . ." 



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New Officers for the Alumni Association 

Paul Miles, Assistant University Librarian, has been elected Treasurer of the University of Cali- 
fornia Library Schools Alumni Association, and Elizabeth Baughman, of the School of Library Service, 
has been chosen Regional Representative for Southern California. The newly elected Vice President 
and President-Elect is Virginia L. Ross, San Mateo County Librarian. President of the Association for 
1963 is William E. Jorgensen, of the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory Library, io San Diego. 

The Future History of Information Retrieval: The Latest Chapter 

Science-fictional librarians fall (barring an occasional blob of glup or sentient silicon) into two gen- 
eral categories: the human and the mechanical. One of the latter appears in James Blish's two-part 
space saga, "A Life for the Stars," in the September and October issues of Analog Science Fad—Science 
Fiction. 

Several pressing problems of contemporary library planning do not exist in Mr. Blish's future. There 
is no personnel shortage, for the Librarian is the library itself, a machine controlling vast memory banks. 
Transportation, parking, and reading room space present no difficulties; one need only go to the nearest 
public information booth, feed the requisite card into the correct slot, and (provided the card is accepted) 
articulate one's questions. Beyond that, however, caveat lector. 

No one who has been following recent experiments in the field will be surprised to learn that the 
phrasing of questions must be precisely right— the Librarian dispenses, but can neither edit nor interpret, 
its information. Furthermore, although it is unable to think, the Librarian is able to correlate the mater- 
ials in its memory banks, and is almost always prepared to talk on related subjects if the initial answer 
did not stop the customer cold. At such times one would be wise to press the "return" button and depart, 
for the Librarian, if encouraged, can lecture on forever. 

And we suspect that Mr. Blish has not quite told us everything. If one's library card has run out, 
where is Window C? What of the reader who only wants to browse? The machine Librarian catalogs and 
dispenses information but does not collect it; can it be that, behind or even inside this behemoth, some- 
thing human is still in charge of acquisitions? 

Petition lor Reference Section of CLA 

Members of the California Library Association may sign the following petition, which asks for the 
formation of a Reference Librarians Section: 

Under Article XII, Section 4, of the by-laws of the California Library Association, the fol- 
lowing active members of the Association respectfully request the Board of Directors to au- 
thorize the formation of a Reference Librarians Section. 

It is believed that the establishment of such a Section will greatly strengthen the reference 
programs of the Association not only at the annual conference but also at District meetings. 
It is hoped that such programs, in turn, will attract new members to the Association. This 
will make the California Library Association stronger and even more representative of the 
library profession in California which has wide and varied interests within the field of li- 
brary service. 

Active members may, according to the CLA by-laws, join as many as two sections witliout additional 
fees other than the regular dues, and join more than two sectiojis upon payment of two dollars for eacli ad- 
ditional section. 

The petition will be available for signing in the Government Publications Room, Library 280, through 
December 14. 



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Interlibrary Loan Statistics for 1961/62 

The following tables of interlibrary loan statistics for University of California Libraries have been 
compiled by the General Library on the Berkeley campus. 



Titles Lent To other U.C. libraries 
By^ 1960/61 1961/62 

Berkeley 2,709 3,053 

Los Angeles 1,631 2,379 

San Francisco 483 464 

Davis 234 153 

Santa Barbara 12 20 

San Diego 47 50 

Riverside 9 6 

Mt. Hamilton 6 12 

Tote! 5.131 6,137 

Titles Borrowed From other U.C. libraries 
By^ 1960/61 1961/62 

Berkeley 538 547 

Los Angeles 1,076 1,149 

San Francisco 523 354 

Davis 1,070 1,076 

Santa Barbara 848 1,596 

San Diego 298 495 

Riverside 769 914 

Mt. Hamilton 9 6 

Total 5,131 6,137 

Titles Lent 

Byj Berk. L.A. S Fr 

Berkeley... 1,062 200 

Los Angeles 213 92 

San Francisco 272 58 

Davis 49 11 58 

Santa Barbara 1 3 

San Diego 11 15 1 

Riverside 3 

Mt. Hamilton 1 



To all other libraries 



Total 



1960/61 


1961/62 


1960/61 


1961/62 


7,646 


6,323 


10,355 


9,376 


7,564 


7,325 


9,195 


9,704 


2,873 


3,684 


3.356 


4,148 


482 


500 


716 


653 


228 


302 


240 


322 


518 


608 


565 


658 


68 


158 


77 


164 


32 


89 


38 


101 



19,4111 



18,989 



24,542 25,126 



From all other libraries 



5,719 



7,400 



Total 



1960/61 


1961/62 


1960/61 


1961/62 


2,617 


3,178 


3,155 


3,725 


1,457 


2,070 


2,533 


3,219 


299 


321 


822 


675 


568 


530 


1,638 


1,606 


177 


330 


1,025 


1,926 


400 


729 


698 


1.224 


199 


241 


968 


1,155 


2 


1 


11 


7 



10,850 13,537 



To: 



Dav. 



StB 



SD 



Riv 



MtH 



875 


379 


288 


243 


6 


61 


1188 


185 


640 





118 


10 


1 


5 







5 


10 


20 





13 







3 





8 


12 




3 





1 


2 
















11 









UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issuf: Ruby Chaliy, Joe Gantner, Char- 
lotte Georgi, Margaret Gustafson, Donnarae MacCann, Edmond Mignon, James Mink, Everett Moore, Eliz- 
abeth Norton, William Osuga, Elizabeth Smith, Gretchen Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Brooke Whiting, 
Renee Williams. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Maxinc Heath has joined the staff as a part-time Librarian I in the Latin American acquisitions 
program. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English at UCLA, and is a 1962 graduate of the School of 
Library Service. 

Lois Thompson, new Laboratory Assistant 1 in the Biomedical Library, earned her Bachelor's degree 
in history at Occidental College, her Master's degree in fine arts at Columbia University, and her second- 
ary teacher's credential at USC. She has taught at the Wilmington Junior High School for the past two 
years. 

Sarah R. Margolis, of the Division of Research in the Graduate School of Business Administration, 
has joined the acquisitions staff of the Business Administration Library as its Foreign Language Bibli- 
ographer. As a part of her work in acquiring materials to support the School's Comparative Management 
Enterprise program, Dr. Margolis is editing an annotated monthly report, "Recent Foreign Language Ac- 
quisitions," issue number 1 of which appeared this month. 

Mrs. Laura Badiyo has been reclassified from Senior Account Clerk to Principal Clerk in the Acqui- 
sitions Department. 

Barbara Johnson has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Principal Library Assistant 
in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Resignations have been received from Janice Spong, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Depart- 
ment, and Ruby Chally, Principal Clerk in the Administrative Office. 

Among University employees retiring this academic year who were honored at Chancellor Murphy's 
Reception yesterday were Gabriel Cosacco, in charge of the Library's Receiving Room, and Eve Dolbee, 
Chemistry Librarian. 

Exhibit on High Altitude Survival is Shown Again 

"From the Mountains to the Moon: Some Historical Aspects of Survival at Great Heights," an exhibit 
designed by Robert Lewis and first displayed in the Biomedical Library in April I960, now forms part of 
a large exhibition by a number of schools, libraries, hospitals, corporations, and civic organizations of 
the Santa Monica Bay Area, under the general title of "Patterns of Progress." An invitational preview was 
held on December 10 and 11 in the First Federal Savings and Loan Association building, Wilshire Boule- 
vard at Fourth Street, and the exhibition will be open to the public during January. 

Thank You (We Think) 

"In principle I object to the fundamental notion (which is not in the Declaration of Independence) 
that ignorant people are wiser than informed people. I'm not even sure you have to be ignorant in order 
to have a good time. I think you can be howlingly funny without misspelling or mispronouncing words. 
I have known athletic college professors and enchanting (women) librarians ..." (Gilbert Seldes, in the 
TV Guide of December 15, reviewing a television show called "The Beverly Hillbillies.") 

Description of Californio History Collection is Published 

The Library has published a brochure describing the California History Collection in the UCLA Li- 
brary , v/hich also invites the deposit or gift of personal papers and records of California families, institu- 
tions, business firms, and organizations for the enrichment of historical studies. The leaflet was issued 
on the occasion of a talk by Doyce Nunis on "In Search of California History" at the December 3 meeting 
of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 



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Children's Book Illustrations by Modern Artists Are Exhibited 

"Contemporary Art in Children's Books" will be shown in the 
the Department of Special Collections, during this holiday season 




Main Library exhibit areas, including 
and until January 14. The display 
features a selection of outstanding 
examples of fine children's books 
illustrated by contemporary artists, 
and the original art work and the 
printed proof sheets for a number 
of them are also shown. 

The selections on exhibit are, 
for the most part, books issued in 
recent years by American publishers, 
but the illustrations are the work of 
noted book illustrators of several 
countries. Among them are such 
artists as Maurice Sendak, Ludwig 
Bemelmans, Taro Yashima, Nicolas 
Sidjakov, Bill Sokol, Juliet Kepes, 
Tomi Ungerer, Antonio Frasconi, 
Jacqueline Ayer, Leonard Lionni, 
Jean Chariot, and Nicholas Mord- 
vinoff; in some instances the il- 



lustrators of the books have written the text as well. 



Donnarae MacCann, Librarian of the University Elementary School, has been principally responsible 
for developing the idea of the exhibit and for choosing the books to be shown, and has cooperated with 
Brooke Whiting and other members of the Exhibits Committee in planning the display. Mrs. MacCann has 
also written an instructive essay, entitled The Child, the Artist, & the Book, on the current state ("ar- 
tistic starvation") of most publishing of children's books, and she indicts the stereotyped misconcep- 
tions of adults— that children prefer bright colors, that children should be exposed only to sweetness and 
goodness, that children are attracted by the soft and kittenish charm that so appeals to their parents — 
for the unimaginative and garish productions of so many of our publishers. She goes on, however, to 
distinguish the particular attributes of the book illustration as a form of art, and shows how a number of 
dedicated artists approach this medium in rewarding fashion and how children, in turn, respond to original 
and creative book illustrations. 

Mrs. MacCann's essay, which includes a selected list of illustrated children's books, has been pub- 
lished by the Library in an illustrated edition printed by Saul and Lillian Marks, of the Plantin Press, 
and is available on request. Shown here is an illustration by Antonio Frasconi. 

The Library will be closed December 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and January 1. Library hours, during which 
the exhibit may be seen, are, for December, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur- 
days; and beginning January 2, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. 
to 9 p.m. on Sundays. 



An R & C Meeting at UCLA 

Twenty members and guests of the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles met at the Main Library on 
the evening of December 11 to see the exhibit of the 50 Best Designed Books from Germany, after a din- 
ner at Fox & Hounds. Included in the evening's events were a guided visit (led by David Esplin) to the 
Albion Press in the School of Library Service and a brief report by Mr. Esplin on some research on 17th 
century printers which he is pursuing at the Clark Library. 



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Sir Frank Francis to Give Bibliography Lecture 

The School of Library Service has announced that the third annual Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture in 
Bibliography will be given on January 14, at 8 p.m., in Humanities Building 1200, by Sir Frank Francis, 
Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum. He will speak on "The Librarian as Bibliog- 
rapher." 

Publications and Activities 

Elizabeth Dixon has edited, for the September issue of the Southern California Quarterly, an article, 
"Early San Fernando: Memoirs of Mrs. Catherine Dace," taken from interviews recorded by the Oral His- 
tory Project. 

Dean Powell spoke on the history of the Book Club of California on December 8 at the Palace of the 
Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, at the Club's fiftieth anniversary meeting. 

Everett Moore addressed the Sproul Hall Discussion Group on December 12 on "Books for Yuletide 
Burning." 

Doyce Nunis has edited Josiah Belden, 1841 California Overland Pioneer: His Memoir and Early 
Letters, published this month in a limited edition by the Talisman Press (Georgetown, California, $6.95). 

Louise Darling has been appointed by Frank B. Rogers, Director of the National Library of Medi- 
cine, to serve on the Advisory Committee for Scientific Publications, which will "provide reviews and 
policy advice in connection with the scientific publication support activities of the National Library of 
Medicine and the four Bureaus of the Public Health Service." Miss Darling's term of service will run 
until June, 1965. 

Ann Briegleb attended the seventh annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, held November 
29 to December 2 at Indiana University, where there is a notable Archive of Folk and Primitive Music. 
She also went to Washington, D.C., to visit the Archive of Folk Song and the Music Division of the Library 
of Congress, and to consult with Mrs. Virginia Cunningham, of the Descriptive Cataloging Section, on 
problems in cataloging UCLA's Oriental music collection. 

Elmo Richardson, a former staff member of the Library, has written The Politics of Conservation: 
Crusades and Controversies, 1897-1913, issued this year as volume 70 of the University of California 
Publications in History. While he was a Senior Library Assistant in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, Mr. Richardson compiled The Papers of Cornelius Cole and the Cole Family, 1833-1943; A Guide 
to Collection 217, which the Library published in 1956 as its Occasional Paper number 4. 

Visitors 

Victor ]ara, Financial Vice-President of the National University of Colombia, visited the Library on 
December 5 to consult with Mr. Miles on the library development plans of the National University. 

Gladys Rowe, Librarian of the International Management Section of the Lockheed Corporation, visited 
the Business Administration Library on December 11 to discuss its acquisitions program in the field of 
Comparative Management Enterprise. 

Prabhu Narayan Gour, Chief Librarian of the Bihar State Central Library, in Patna, India, visited 
several Library departments and services on December 12. Mr. Gour is visiting American libraries as a 
participant in the Foreign Specialists Program of the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cul- 
tural Affairs. Ramesh Taneja entertained Mr. Gour in the evening with dinner and a tour of Los Angeles. 



December 21, 1962 



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Much Ado about Spear Shake 

Baconians have attached great importance, for some rea- 
son, to the illustration here reproduced, in which the central 
figure is seen to shake spear. It is taken from a handsome 
folio recently acquired by the Library, Philostratus' Les 
images ou tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates 
Sophistes Grecs (Paris, I6l4). 

The engraving, printed two years before Shakespeare's 
death, is meant to illustrate, not Bacon or Shakespeare, but 
Hercules in his madness, and it follows an ancient text down 
to the least detail. The authors, both known as Philostratus, 
flourished in the third century A.D., and their Imagines con- 
sisted of a series of rhetorical discourses on works of art- 
real or imaginary: it has never been determined which. 



Graduate Fellowships at Berkeley and Chicago 

The Bancroft Library Fellowships of the Toodrow U'il- 
son Foundation for the academic year 1963-64 have been announced by the Committee on Fellowships 
and Graduate Scholarships on the Berkeley campus. Two fellowships, each for $2400, are available to 
graduate students on all campuses of the University who are beyond the first year of graduate study, who 
are planning a career of college teaching, and who can profitably use Bancroft Library materials in their 
research. Application forms may be obtained from the Committee (225 Sproul Hall, Berkeley 4), and com- 
pleted forms must be returned by January 15. 

The Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago offers for the year 1963-64 two fellow- 
ships, of $3000 each, for graduate study in librarianship leading to the Ph.D. degree. Applicants should 
write to the Dean of Students, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, Chicago 37. January 15 
is the deadline for applications. 




Edward the Confessor Market Cornered by Hargrove 

Marion Hargrove, author of See Here, Private Hargrove and other works, has written the following 
letter to Mr. Vosper in explanation of his welcome gift to the Library of a copy of Henry Richard Luard's 
Lives of Edward the Confessor. 

Many poor souls today are Civil War buffs. I am a Norman Conquest buff, which makes 
me One Up in almost any conversation I choose to dominate. Over the past seven or eight 
years, Anglo-Saxon history has become a sort of hobby with me, like opium, and my condi- 
tion has been greatly aggravated by Dean Powell, and more recently yourself, who have 
permitted me to graze freely through the stacks of your marvelous library in the cause of 
research for a novel based on the Danish and Norman Conquests. This research has 
been so conscientious and thorough that, in many respects, I am now more familiar with the 
11th Century than with the 20th— and it has enabled me to get through all those years with- 
out writing a single word of the novel. 

However, all of this has had ghastly side-effects. Through a combination of greed and 
shortness of breath (since some of the books get heavier every time I lug them back and 
forth between your library building on the campus and my car on Hilgard), I have tended to 
accumulate my own copies of much of the material. 

After four or five years of waiting for someone to return your copy of Luard's Lives of 
Edward the Confessor (Rolls Series, v. 20), it began to dawn on me that perhaps you did 



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not have a copy. This in itself was strange enough, but after considerable search it began 
to look as if no one else in the English-speaking world had a copy either. In time I grew 
irritable at the antiquarian booksellers about this: then querulous, then tedious. At length, 
goaded beyond endurance, Howes Bookshop of Hastings (1066) and Bowes & Bowes of 
Cambridge each announced that they had found a copy for me. For safety's sake I ordered 
both and went happily off on vacation to New York, where I virtually fell over a third copy 
at Barnes & Noble. Fully aware that in Mr. Luard I had an old and treacherous adversary 
(both copies could be lost in disasters at sea, or by the simultaneous destruction of post 
offices by fire or earthquake), and being a person of normal caution, I clutched the Barnes 
& Noble copy tightly to me all the way to the sales desk. Bird in the hand, and all that. 

In a matter of days, both of the birds in the bush arrived safely from England, and it 
seemed inequitable to me that I should have three copies of the book while you had none. 

Incidentally, at some time during this colorful period, I found in an English catalogue 
a new Life of King Edward the Confessor by F. Barlow, and almost automatically ordered 
it. In New York I found another book with precisely the same title, which turned out to be 
an excellent work translating an untranslated portion of the Luard. It also turned out to 
be— well, to cut that story short, if you have not yet acquired a copy of Barlow's Edward, 
please let me give you my spare copy of that. 

Annual Report of the Librarian is Available 

Mr. Vosper has issued his Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 1961/62, 
a shorter publication this year, with most of the statistics shown on small graphs. Copies of the Report 
may be obtained at the Librarian's Office. 

Librarian's Notes 

My Christmas sock overflows already with two letters recently received. The Library Committee of 
the Physics Department sent me an eloquent and heartwarming declaration of their indebtedness to 
Donald Black, who had been the Physics Librarian for six years prior to departing this month on a year's 
research leave. The next mail brought word of a resolution passed at a meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology "commending Miss Charlotte E. Spence of the 
Acquisitions Department for her unusual skills and dedication." Nothing could please me more at this 
time of year than such forthright confirmation of the important place an effective librarian can take in the 
academic community. 

In quite another mood I must inform the faculty that this devoted Library staff is going to be sorely 
pressed this next half year to maintain a full measure of service. Deans and Departmental Chairmen will 
already be aware of the impact of the enforced salary savings program, more pressing this year than be- 
fore. The faculty should know that this stringent fiscal fact of life affects the Library program at all 
points— perhaps even more than academic departments are affected because we traditionally depend on 
salary savings, converted into General Assistance funds, for much of our daily operation. We have made 
a firm decision not to reduce our hours of service, although that would have been the easiest resolution. 
Too many people, however, already consider our hours of service inadequate. Consequently every Library 
department goes onto a rigorously pruned budget, and the effects will be obvious to many of our readers. 
May the new (fiscal) year bring better tidings. 

R.V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Ann Briegleb, Ruby Chally, Eliza- 
beth Dixon, Charlotte Georgi, Robert Lewis, Paul Miles, Everett Moore, Wilbur Smith, Jean Tuckerman. 



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Volume 16, Number 5 



January 11, 1963 



Abrom Krol: An Exhibit of His Engravings 

Engravings by Abram Krol will be exhibited in the Main Library from January 15 to February 6. The 
various books for which his engravings were done as illustrations have been lent for the exhibit from the 

Graphic Arts Collection of the Clark Library. 

Abram Krol was born in Lodz, Poland, and moved 
to France in 1939 when he was nineteen years old. 
After a short period of service in the army, he turned to 
art as a hobby while he earned his living as a garage 
mechanic. In 1944 he was forced to flee to Paris under 
a false identity to escape being transported to a con- 
centration camp for Jews. He remained in Paris after 
the end of the war and then turned to art as a full-time 
profession. 

In 1946 Krol had his first exhibition of paintings 
at the Galerie Katia Granoff, a remarkable achievement 
after such a short apprenticeship. Under his teacher, 
Hecht, Krol developed his aptitude for engraving and 
began to illustrate books, beginning with Federico 
Garcia Lorca's Chant FunShre pour Ignacio Sanchez 
Mejias in 1949. Biblical themes have always deeply 
interested him— in 1950 he illustrated La Creation, the 
first chapter of Genesis; in 1952 he did engravings for 
Cantique des Cantiques, in 1954 for Apocalypse de 
Saint Jean, and in 1959 for Suite de XXIV Proverhes. 
He also illustrated the Ffl^/es of La Fontaine, Racine's 
Athalie, Kafka's Un Medecin de Campagne, and Oscar 
Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol. One of his most fa- 
mous books is Le Bestiaire, published in 1955. (Shown 
here is a woodcut from his St^le pour un Jeune Fr&re, 
of 1957.) 

W. J. Strachan, in an article in The Studio for January 1957, has written of Krol that "He belongs to 
the line of those rare, creative artists who, particularly in the last fifty or sixty years, have contributed 
illustrations to ancient or modern classics and whose participation in this genre has resulted in major 
or minor masterpieces of permanent value. Such work demands intellectual experience no less than tech- 
nical virtuosity." 




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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. ]ulte Miller, recently employed as Principal Clerk in the Librarian's Office, transferred to the 
Library from the Payroll Office where she has worked for the past two years. She has attended Ferris 
State College, in Michigan, and Santa Monica City College. 

Elizabeth Morris has returned to the Catalog Department as Senior Library Assistant. Since leaving 
the staff in 1957, she has been engaged in graduate study of psychology. 

Mrs. Ansa Treanor has joined the staff of the Librarian's Office as Senior Typist Clerk. She has 
worked for Capitol Records and the United Press International. 

Mrs. Nettie Liplon has resigned as a Secretary in the Biomedical Library and has transferred to the 
Department of Preventive Medicine, in the School of Public Health. 

Mrs. Pat Rosenstock has resigned her position in the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions 
Department. 

Publications and Activities 

Mr. Vosper's article, "A Recent Look at University Libraries in Italy," which first appeared in Col- 
lege and Research Libraries in May 196l, has been translated in part by Silvano Gerevini and published 
as "Le biblioteche delle university italiane," in the July-August 1962 issue of the Bollettino d'informa- 
zioni of the Associazione Italiana Biblioteche. 

Seymour Lubetzky has contributed a brief comment on "Compromise in Cataloging" to a collection of 
views on major library problems, published under the general heading of "Diagnosis" in the January 1 
issue of the Library journal. 

In the same issue of L], Roy Stokes takes over the regular column, "On the Grindstone," which had 
previously been written by Lawrence Clark Powell. Mr. Stokes is head of the Loughborough, England, 
Library School, and last summer was a visiting lecturer in bibliography at the UCLA School of Library 
Service. 

Shimeon Brisman, of the Catalog Department, left January 6 on a two-week trip to Israel, where he 
will investigate library procurement matters in general and give particular attention to an important col- 
lection of Hebraica and Judaica located by Professor Arnold Band. En route Mr. Brisman will pay a brief 
visit to New York and London bookshops specializing in Hebrew books. 

Dorothy Harmon, African Bibliographer, will depart late in February on a two-month procurement sa- 
fari through Africa, a venture made possible by a special Regental grant to extend our Africana collec- 
tions. During the past few weeks Miss Harmon has been meeting with interested faculty to develop desi- 
derata lists. 



Reference Leaflet Series is Inaugurated 

The Reference Department has issued a pamphlet, compiled by Frances Kirschenbaum, with the title 
Suggestions for Locating Biographical Information, the first of a series of UCLA Library Reference Leaf- 
lets intended to provide students with guides to major sources of information on various subjects. Listed 
with brief annotations are biographical dictionaries, handbooks, directories, indexes, and bibliographies, 
covering a number of countries and a variety of special fields. Copies may be obtained at the Reference 
Desk. 



January 11, 1963 



37 




A Presidential Train on the Los Angeles Division 

Although Presidential visits to Southern California have occurred rather frequently in recent years, 
fifty or more years ago they were rare occasions calling for special civic celebrations. Among the no- 
table earlier Presidential visits were 
those of Benjamin Harrison, William 
McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. 

The Department of Special Col- 
lections recently acquired an inter- 
esting lot of materials on President 
McKinley's visit to Los Angeles in 
May 1901. The collection was as- 
sembled by the late Henry H. West, 
stenographer to Frank E. Prior, who 
was Assistant Superintendent of the 
Los Angeles Division of the South- 
ern Pacific Railroad and who was 
in charge of all arrangements for the 
operation of President McKinley's 
special train in the Division. It 
was Mr. West's responsibility to 
keep an exact record of all train orders, dispatches, and other communications concerning the Presiden- 
tial Special, and after the train had passed through Los Angeles and departed for Northern California, he 
took home duplicate copies of the documents, thinking that some day he would put them in order for a 
keepsake of the occasion. 

During the years that followed, many of West's fellow employees contributed material on the Presi- 
dential Special to his collection, and the resulting assemblage is one of the most interesting collections 
of railroadiana the Library has acquired. Every aspect of the Special's historic run over the Los Angeles 
Division is documented in more than two thousand items— manuscripts, official communications, news- 
paper clippings, rare photographs, and other ephemeral pieces. Our picture is a photograph of the Mc- 
Kinley Special at the Southern Pacific junction in Redlands. 

A Contributing Editor 

With this issue, the UCLA Librarian adds to its staff a Contributing Editor, in the person of J. M. 
Edelstein, our Bibliographer in the field of Medieval and Renaissance studies. Mr. Edelstein's assign- 
ment is to assist Mr. Zumwinkle in gathering and reporting news about notable acquisitions of all li- 
braries on the campus, in all fields of interest, not alone in his own field of responsibility. 

For more than a year now, the Librarian has endeavored to report Library acquisitions more fully 
and representatively than had formerly been possible, and this assignment will serve to extend this cov- 
erage. Since we lack as yet a journal in which news of the Library's developing collections can be pub- 
lished in any adequate detail, the Librarian will from time to time publish supplementary acquisitions 
reports broader in scope than the brief news notes that have appeared in its regular pages. Members of 
the faculty as well as of the Library staff are, as always, invited to contribute. 

The Library is fortunate to have in Mr. Edelstein a person with notable gifts for critical writing. 
His best-known work appears in The New Republic, to which he is a frequent contributor of book reviews. 



E.T.M. 



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Annual Zeitlin & VerBrugge Lecture 

Sir Frank Francis, Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum, will speak on "The Li- 
brarian as Bibliographer" in the third annual Zeitlin & VerBrugge Lecture on Bibliography, on Monday 
evening, January 14, at 8 p.m., in Room 1200 of the Humanities Building. Hosts for the lecture are the 
faculty and students of the School of Library Service. Refreshments will be served in the English Read- 
ing Room following the lecture. 

Mrs. Briegleb on Cantometrics, Thai Gongs, and Tourism 

(Ann Briegleb, Elhnomusicology Archivist, has written for us an informal account of her trip to the 
East early last month.) 

Bloominglon. At Indiana University I was housed at the Memorial Union, a remarkable facility where 
one can eat, sleep, buy books, and hold meetings without ever stepping out of doors. The weather, for- 
tunately, was mild and stayed between 60 and 70 degrees in the daytime. The occasion for my trip was 
the seventh annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology held at the University, where, incidentally, 
the Archive of Folk and Primitive Music is kept. This collection consists of some 25,000 to 30,000 in- 
dividual items, with specialization in American Indian music and folk music of European origin, and is 
stored on such varied materials as old cylinders, discs, wire reels, and tape rolls. 

Among the highlights of the Society's meeting was a unique film of Leadbelly taken in the 1940's 
by an amateur photographer. Pete Seeger had spent two weeks synchronizing the sound for just one song, 
"Pick a Bale o' Cotton." The three songs of the film, when finally edited, will be an invaluable pictor- 
ial and aural document in the history of American folk song. 

Alan Lomax, in a paper on "A Behavioral Approach to Folk Song," explained his system for graphing 
folk songs, called "cantometrics," and expressed his hope of evolving a method whereby folk songs of 
various cultures could easily be compared with one another. However, his sweeping generalities rather 
negated the need to study ethnomusicology any further, and most scholars present felt the need for con- 
tinued development of the scheme based on more typical examples from each culture. 

Washington, D.C. The weather continued to hold good in Washington, where, at the Library of Con- 
gress, I met Mrs. Rae Korson, director of the Archive of Folk Song. A discussion of the archiving of 
sound materials proved profitable, and I was shown the elaborate recording equipment which makes pos- 
sible the purchase of recordings from LC. 

Darius Thieme gave me a grand tour of the Music Division of LC, including an excursion into the 
stacks. He pointed out an exhibit on the third floor featuring musical instruments given by the Thailand 
government, and I felt right at home! Because of Mr. Thieme's interest in ethnomusicology, he was able 
to arrange a visit to the Smithsonian collection of 30,000 musical instruments housed on the third floor 
of the Natural History Museum under the supervision of the Department of Ethnology. I was guided through 
the fossils and a display called "Bone of the Month" to a room where an exhibit of African instruments 
was being readied. Most of the musical instrument collection is temporarily stored in the building's attic, 
where electricity has not invaded, so that, unfortunately, I was unable to see the general collection. Down- 
stairs in the exhibit area, I again felt in familiar surroundings when I gazed fondly at a marvelous speci- 
men of a Thai gong circle, or particularly a "khdw-ng wong ydi." The Phakavali troupe from Thailand, 
which had performed in Royce Hall in November, was due in Washington later in December. 

UCLA's Institute of Ethnomusicology was no stranger to people at Indiana or LC; our program is well 
known and respected for its specialization in Southeast Asia and the Orient. And with the catalogers 
at LC, of course, I had a ready-made introduction by mentioning that Seymour Lubetzky is now as- 
sociated with our Library School. 



January 11, 1963 39 



Staff Association News 

The Staff Association's Christmas project of collecting gifts for the needy family of a patient in the 
Medical Center concluded in a blaze of Dickensian cheer as President Hood and her associates presented 
seven cartons of foodstuffs, toys, and clothing (including an immense box from our Santa Clauses in the 
Biomedical Library) to the social worker in charge. These gifts were supplemented by $50 from the Staff 
Association treasury, which was converted by the case worker into a money order for the family to use 
for its needs. Grateful appreciation is extended to staff members for their generous response. 

The next event in the Staff Association program series will take place at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Jan- 
uary 24, in Room 141 of the Physics Building. Our guests will be two speakers from the Synanon Foun- 
dation—the unorthodox center in Santa Monica devoted to the rehabilitation of narcotics addicts— who will 
discuss the background and objectives of this remarkable organization. 

'Daedalus Surveys the World of Books 

The current issue of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will be 
of interest to everyone in the book and library worlds. "This issue," in the words of the editor's pre- 
face, "devoted to The American Reading Public, expresses the deep concern which many in this country 
feel about the present state of publishing. [He might have added the state of reading, of book buying 
and book selling, of reviewing, and of certain of the mass-media, as well, for these also are dealt with.] 
If there are many criticisms, this is only partly a comment on inadequate performance; it is also a state- 
ment of the large expectations which are thought to be legitimate in this area. The dimensions of the 
problem are suggested by the great variety of subjects treated, but also by the necessity of seeking con- 
tributions from persons who are engaged in widely divergent activities but whose common concern is the 
printed word." 

Of considerable interest to the UCLA community at present, when we are engaged in weighing the 
merits and problems of a stronger campus bookstore system, is the article on "The Bookshop in America" 
by Edward Shils. Despite Professor Shils' gratuitous remarks about librarians ("If he is just bookish 
and not so interested in the contents of books, he can become a professional librarian ..."), his invid- 
ious opinion of some antiquarian booksellers, and a few dubious judgments about some American book- 
shops, especially those in University centers, his article is worthy of attention for its emphasis on the 
cultural values associated with the bookshop which seem to be disappearing from our lives. Roger W. 
Shugg's article on the university presses, "The Professors and Their Publishers," expressing his mis- 
givings on increasing commercialization and his view on the character of academic research and writing, 
also seems particularly pertinent to many of our interests and ambitions. 

J.M.E. 

EMS Progress Report 

Extraordinary growth of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library in 1961/62 is reported 
in the December issue of that library's Information Bulletin. At the end of the fiscal year the volume count 
had reached 57,641. During the year 8,318 volumes were cataloged, about a quarter of which were trans- 
fers from the Main Library (mostly mathematics periodicals) and from the meteorology collection. The 
latter was almost completely absorbed into the EMS collection last summer. 

The Library was used more than ever, according to its circulation statistics ("the only index we 
have," says the Bulletin). Circulation totalled 64,799, an increase of 23.6 per cent over the previous 
year. Loans to faculty and students accounted for three-fourths of the total. Since installation of its 
Xerox-914 book copying service in May, circulation of journals to non-University users has been cur- 
tailed, but this came too late in the year to affect statistics for 1961/62. 



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An Award for WLA's Librarian 

A notable honor has come to Mrs. Eleanora Crowder, West Los Angeles Regional Librarian, in her 
being granted a distinguished service award by the Staff Association of the Los Angeles Public Library 
as the most outstanding employee in the City Library system in 1962. The Association has presented 
her with a plaque commending her "for her services to the reading public and tlie library far beyond those 
required by her job." She is the third person to receive the award. 

Mrs. Crowder is the administrative head of nine branch libraries in the Westside area, which extends 
from Fairfax Avenue to the ocean. More than 2,300,000 volumes were circulated by libraries in this re- 
gion last year. No area in the city has had greater pressures from school and college students during the 
post-war period, yet many of the present impressive facilities in the several communities have had to be 
developed from scratch or from very modest ones during this same period. Her leadership in this com- 
munity, which counts several thousand UCLA students, faculty, and staff among its residents, is now de- 
servedly recognized in this award. 

Librarian's Notes 

The Daily Bruin, in reporting ruefully the forthcoming departure of a young UCLA faculty member to 
the University of Illinois, noted that he was attracted to Illinois for several reasons, including the fact 
that "Illinois has an excellent library." 

To be sure, it does; we hear this frequently. Illinois, with 3!^ million volumes, is the largest state 
university library in the country, the only one that for decades has forthrightly undertaken to compete 
with Harvard in the kind of massive and persistently expanding support that is essential to library excel- 
lence. 

Both Phineas L. Windsor, who headed the Illinois Library for thirty-one years, and Robert B. Downs, 
who has been its director since 1943, were ambitious librarians, both of them leaders in national profes- 
sional affairs. Consistently, for decades, the University has funded its library generously. These are 
key factors. But another and compelling factor in the Illinois Library success has intrigued me ever 
since it was disclosed to me in a conversation with the chairman of one of the Illinois science depart- 
ments, himself a discriminating collector of books in the history of science. He was struck, he said, by 
the uncommonly consistent belief, supported in direct action throughout the Illinois faculty, that nothing 
could be too good for the Library and that the Library's needs should have priority over other University 
needs. 

A case in point: Illinois was the first major university to grant its professional librarians full faculty 
status, including senate membership. The University of California and its faculty have not always been 
so ambitious for, nor so generous toward, its libraries. A case in point: the UCLA Library in its des- 
perate fight for space has occasionally found its toughest competition from academic departments. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J. M. Fdelstein. Contributors to this 
issue: Ann Briegleb, Sue Folz, Ardis Lodge, Edmond Mignon, James Mink, Everett Moore, 
Brooke Whiting. 



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January 25, 1963 



Volume 16, Number 6 



A Gallery of California Photographs 

The traditional views of Southern California at the turn of the century are the photographs taken by 
professional photographers, such as C. C. Pierce and A. C. Vroman. Candid views taken by the layman, 

however, are less likely to have sur- 
vived. The Department of Special Col- 
lections was, therefore, most fortunate 
in its recent acquisition of about ten 
thousand negatives taken by a candid 
photographer, Henry Hebard West (1872- 
1958), whose scrapbook on President 
McKinley's visit to Los Angeles was 
reported in the last issue of the Li- 
brarian. 

The photographic negatives repre- 
sent a wide variety of subjects; the 
majority are of Los Angeles and vicin- 
ity from 1896 through the 1940's, but 
there are many for Northern California, 
including unusual views of the San 
Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. 
The collection is particularly valuable 
for the description of place, subject, 
and (usually) date which accompanies 
each negative. A detailed index to 
the negatives was part of the collec- 
tion, and by its use a negative on any 
subject can be easily located. A well- 
annotated scrapbook of prints from some 
of the negatives also is in the collection. 

Many of the photographs are family pictures, and show the clothing, architecture, and transportation 
of the day. Rare pictures of Los Angeles at the turn of the century include scenes of Chinatown, down- 
town streets, parades, buildings, residences, and the County Hospital. Mr. \rest's excursion in 1908 to 
Washington Gardens— at Washington and Main Streets in Los Angeles— to ascend in a "captive" balloon 
is recorded in pictures both of the balloon and of aerial views taken from the balloon. 

Our picture shows Henry E. Huntington getting out of his carriage to enter the Van Nuys Hotel on 
Main Street near Third Street in downtown Los Angeles, presumably in 1903 on the occasion of President 
Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Southern California. 




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Personnel Notes 

Kristin Caritrell has transferred from the Personnel Office to the Library, where she will be a Senior 
Library Assistant working with the African Bibliographer. Miss Cantrell graduated from UCLA this 
month with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. 

Rose-Ellen Nelson has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as a 
Senior Library Assistant. She is a graduate in Police Science and Administration from Long Beach 
State College. 

Dorothy F. Darling, of the Catalog Department, has been reclassified as Principal Library Assistant. 

Mrs. Corine Lewis, Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, has been re- 
classified as Principal Library Assistant in the University Elementary School Library. 

Resignations have been received from Airs. Carole Bennett, Principal Library Assistant in the Cata- 
log Department, Elfrtede Denecke, Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department, Mrs. Isahelle 
Driscoll, Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, .Mrs. Patricia Mclntyre, Librarian I in the 
College Library, and Marilyn Nickman, Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department. 

Stamp and Coin Collectors 

Charlotte Georgi would like to learn whether staff members are interested in forming a philatelic and 
numismatics club. Those who might join such a club should call Miss Georgi, at the Business Adminis- 
tration Library. 

EMS Library Develops Collection of Conference Proceedings 

One of the means scientists and researchers use to communicate with one another is through con- 
ferences and symposia; it has been estimated that there are more than 5000 meetings held each year 
throughout the world. Congresses have become so prevalent and important that there is even a Congress 
of International Congress Organizers and Technicians, which has just concluded its third congress, with 
300 participants. 

Since a scientist cannot go to all conferences of interest to him, he relies on their published pro- 
ceedings. These publications are among the most difficult to find out about, acquire, and index. Some 
proceedings are published as a special issue of a journal, some as books by sponsoring agencies or in 
a publisher's series, and some as individual papers in scattered journals, while others are never pub- 
lished and thus are lost to the scientific world. 

The Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library has for many years made special efforts to find 
and acquire published proceedings, to make analytic catalog entries for those published in journals, to 
subscribe to announcement calendars of future meetings, and to obtain bibliographies and abstracting 
journals covering conference papers. (A bibliography of reference tools of this nature is available on re- 
quest to Mrs. Tallman, head of the EMS Library.) The EMS Library has between 1500 and 2000 proceed- 
ings of national and international scientific and technical conferences, and more than 200 conference 
proceedings volumes are now on order or being cataloged. 

An item of significant interest is that the Royal Society (London) has recently established a special 
library for international scientific publications, including conference proceedings. A catalogue of this 
library has been published as Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Bulletin of the Royal Society International Scientific 
Information Services, a copy of which is in the reference collection of the EMS Library. 



January 25, 1963 43 



'Automata and Simulated Life' 

When the Clark Library held a symposium last year on the sea-going mammal Icnown as the Dolphin, 
the shades of John Dryden and Oscar Wilde, who get along peacefully (albeit on separate floors), were 
probably disturbed. 

Last Saturday's symposium, sponsored by the Library and the Division of Medical History, on "Au- 
tomata and Simulated Life as a Central Theme in the History of Science," stirred them up again, as the 
oak rooms and marble halls resounded to the music of 18th-century theatrical automata and the trilling of 
a tiny feathered bird who popped out of a Swiss jewelled box, did his dainty turn, and popped back in 
again. 

After welcomes by the Director and Professor O'Malley, Professor John Burke introduced Professor 
Derek J. de Solla Price of Yale University, whose paper on the history of automata from Greek, Byzan- 
tine, Arabian, and European origins was an enchanting blend of scholarship, wit, and grace. 

Luncheon was followed with an equally absorbing paper, introduced by Professor Lynn T. White, 
read by Mr. Silvio Bediniof the Smithsonian Institution on the role of the medieval and renaissance 
jeweller -clockmakers in the manufacture of automata. 

Both papers showed the deep, far origins of man's endeavor to imitate nature and save himself hard 
labor, from which inevitably came the modern science of cybernetics and the perfection of automata which 
go far out in space and, with a bit of stimulation, make passes at Venus. 

The day also featured a punning contest between Dean Magoun, Professor White, and the Director, 
which surely had Oscar Wilde itching to get off the shelf. 

Arthur Machen Exhibit 

To celebrate the centenary of Arthur Machen's birth (he lived from 1863 to 1947), the Department of 
Special Collections has on display an exhibit of books and manuscripts by and about this English writer. 
Machen, who is best known as the author of The Great God Pan (1894) and The Hill of Dreams (1907), 
was also a scholar who edited and translated, among other literary works, The Memoirs of Casanova. 

The Department is fortunate also in having three drafts of an unpublished biography of Machen by 
John Gawsworth, the British critic and poet, written about 1932. Accompanying this is a questionnaire 
from Gawsworth which Machen answered in detail. Publications of the Arthur Machen Literary Society 
of America may also be seen in the exhibit, and there is a presentation copy of the first edition of The 
Great God Pan, with a holograph letter from Machen to Carroll A. Wilson about the book. 

Luncheon Held to Honor Mrs. MocCann 

Donnarae MacCann and her husband, Richard MacCann, were guests of honor at a luncheon in the 
Faculty Center on January 11. The occasion was intended to pay tribute to Mrs. MacCann for her part 
in planning the exhibit of Contemporary Art in Children's Books and for her essay. The Child, the Artist. 
& the Book, which has been published for distribution in connection with the exiiibit. Also honored at 
the luncheon were Saul and Lillian Marks, of the Plantin Press, designers and printers of the booklet, 
and Brooke Whiting, Yvonne DeMiranda, and Gretchen Taylor, of the Exhibits Committee, who arranged 
the display. Special guests were Mrs. Madeline Hunter, Principal of the University Elementary School, 
Robert Kirsch, Book Editor of the Los Angeles Times, Mrs. Robert Campbell, manager of the children's 
book department of Campbell's Book Store, and Robert English, of the UCLA Public Information Office, 
and others attending from the Library were Mr. Vosper, Miss Ackerman, Mr. Miles, Mr. Moore, and Mr. 
Zumwinkle. 



44 UCLA Librarian 



Librarians Protest KPFK Subpoenas 

The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the California Library Association sent a telegram early this 
month to Senator Thomas Dodd, of the Internal Security Subcommittee of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, 
protesting that body's issuance of subpoenas to various persons connected with Pacifica Foundation and 
its non -commercial radio stations, KPFK (Los Angeles), KPFA (Berkeley), and WBAI (New York). 

A group of UCLA Library staff members quickly collected twenty-eight signatures to a letter to 
Newton N. Minow, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, protesting the investigation and 
urging him to use the powers of his office in defense of free communication. Many more would have 
signed if there had been time to circulate the letter. 

Publications and Activities 

Mr. Vosper and Mr. Powell have been invited to serve on the American Library Association's Cora- 
mission on a National Plan for Library Education. Richard Logsdon, Director of Libraries at Columbia 
University, will serve as chairman of the Commission, which is an outcome of recommendations, made 
in Cleveland last April at the Institute on the Future of Library Education, that the ALA assume re- 
sponsibility for studying and assessing our present programs of education in librarianship, with a view 
to designing a master plan for improved professional standards. 

The Oral History Project is credited with a major part in the preparation of Henry James Forman's 
article, "Zona Gale: A Touch of Greatness," in the Autumn 1962 number of the Wisconsin Magazine of 
History. Others of his .articles, on which the Oral History Project has collaborated, have previously ap- 
peared in the California Historical Society Quarterly and the Southwest Review. 

Mr. Vosper has assumed the national Chairmanship of the Association of Research Libraries this 
year, after having served as Vice-Chairman during 1962. 

Dean Powell has compiled an annotated list of his choices of the twenty-five most essential refer- 
ence books, "A Basic Home Reference Library for the College Graduate," which has been distributed 
by Editorial Projects for Education for publication in college magazines. We have discovered it in the 
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for December, and in the January issue of The Johns Hopkins Magazine, 
where it is given an attractive setting in a special section on books, together with lists on "Humanistic 
Reading for the Scientist," by Don Cameron Allen, Professor of English at Johns Hopkins, and "Scien- 
tific Reading for the Layman," by Donald Fleming, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard. Mr. 
Powell's use of the term "reference book" is rather elastic— his list includes Alice in Wonderland, The 
Cookout Book, Islandia— and this, he writes, is intended "just to make you ask, How can he call them 
reference books.' I'll tell you. Because I've found myself referring to them again and again through the 
years since boyhood, using them in the aging process as touchstones, measuring sticks, and lodestars. 
Isn't that a good enough definition of a reference book?" 

J. M. Edelstein contributes a note on a book, now at UCLA, from the library of Belisario Bulgarini, 
a sixteenth-century Sienese literary figure, in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 
Fourth Quarter, 1962. 

Fay Blake writes about some of the intriguing problems peculiar to the Gifts and Exchange Section 
in "Expanding Exchanges," in the January issue of College and Research Libraries. 

Louise Darling spoke on her recent assignment as a medical library consultant to the National Uni- 
versity of Honduras, at a meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California held yesterday at 
Muir Hall, the nursing residence of the Los Angeles County General Hospital. Robert Lewis, the Group's 
President, conducted the business session. 



January 25, 19^3 



45 



The Princeton Statistics for 1961-62 

In the two years 1959-60 and 1960-61 the twenty largest American university libraries held the same 
positions in rank order of relative size, according to "Statistics for College and University Libraries," 
compiled each year by the Princeton University Library. And during those years the UCLA Library was 
in thirteenth place, as determined by the number of volumes in its holdings, although it ranked in fifth 
place and fourth place, respectively, in number of volumes added during 1959-60 and 1960-61. 

Statistics for 1961-62, just released by Princeton, show that UCLA, despite a phenomenally high 
record of acquisition during the last year, has moved down a step to fourteenth place in the size rank- 
ings. This occurred, as may be seen in the accompanying tables, because the new reports of library 
holdings have moved Indiana University from nineteenth in rank to eleventh. Another startling change 
in the rankings is shown in Stanford's new figures, which placed it in seventh place rather than in 
twelfth. The relative positions of the other libraries remained the same, except that Michigan now ex- 
ceeds Columbia, and Princeton has passed Pennsylvania. 

UCLA, for the first time, ranked first in number of volumes added during the year, with 154,801. 
Harvard, the perennial leader in this as in most statistical categories, was in ninth place, with 82,658— 
in 1959-60, it reported acquisition of 204,651 volumes. It must be assumed that Harvard's and Yale's 
figures, at least, were austerely-arrived-at net totals, after deducting withdrawals. 

In money spent for books, periodicals, binding, and rebinding, Texas came first, with 11,242,171, 
followed by UC, Berkeley, with $1,097,598, and UCLA, with $1,085,073. 

UCLA remained the eighth largest library in terms of size of staff, having 256.5 staff members. 
Harvard (431.8) was the largest, followed by UC, Berkeley (370), Yale (311), Columbia (297), Cornell (280), 
Illinois (265.75), and Michigan (260.8). 

Harvard, Berkeley, and UCLA occupied the first, second, and third positions in total amounts paid 
for salaries to staff and student assistants ($2,598,019, $2,556,765, and $1,840,308, respectively). 



Volumes in Library: 1961-62 

1. Harvard 6,931,293 

2. Yale 4,572,893 

3. Illinois 3,525,820 

4. Michigan 3,049,715 

5. Columbia 3,012,464 

6. California-Berkeley 2,701,186 

7. Stanford 2,287,332 

8. Cornell 2,278,046 

9. Chicago 2,210,062 

10. Minnesota 2,072,285 

11. Indiana 1,828,992 

12. Princeton 1,754,580 

13. Pennsylvania 1,744,680 

14. California-L.A. 1,719,359 

15. Duke 1,540,063 

16. Northwestern 1,532,420 

17. Wisconsin 1,527,432 

18. Ohio State 1,520,597 

19. Texas 1,508,262 

20. Johns Hopkins 1,207,246 



1960-61 



Volumes Added: 



1961-62 



( 1) 6 

( 2) 4, 

( 3) 3, 

( 5) 2, 

( 4) 2, 
( 6) 
(12) 
( 7) 

( 8) 2, 

( 9) 2, 
(19) 

(11) 1, 

(10) 1, 

(13) 1, 

(14) 1, 

(15) 1, 

(16) 1, 

(17) 1, 

(18) 1, 
(20) 1, 



848,635 
490,420 
383,384 
912,936 
939,751 
596,526 
615,740 
198,654 
142,223 
020,594 
414,286 
689,302 
703,089 
568,565 
493,022 
481,175 
455,758 
447,387 
424,861 
185,246 



1. 


California-L.A. 


154.801 


2. 


Illinois 


142,436 


3. 


Cornell 


135,260 


4. 


Michigan 


119,976 


5. 


California-Berkeley 


106,710 


6. 


Yale 


90,015 


7. 


Texas 


86,203 


8. 


Columbia 


85,875 


9. 


Harvard 


82,658 


10. 


Chicago 


82,284 


11. 


Ohio State 


79,953 


12. 


Washington 


79,431 


13. 


Wisconsin 


78,664 


14. 


Louisiana State 


75,722 


15. 


Michigan State 


72,927 


16. 


Stanford 


71,323 


17. 


Princeton 


66,102 


18. 


Missouri 


62,593 


19. 


Minnesota 


61.423 


20. 


Pennsylvania 


60,750 



A6 UCLA l.ihmnan 



Visitors 

Lloyd Luhin, Donald F.rickson, and Vincent C.accese, Science and Technology Reference Librarians 
at Long Beach State College, visited the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library on December 18. 
Mrs. Tallman discussed the Library's operation with them, and also brought them to the Main Library to 
see the new IBM circulation system. 

Lan Hianf^ Tan, Curator of the Chinese and Korean Collection at the University of Hawaii, visited 
the Oriental Library and the Main Library on December 21 and January 7. Miss Tan conferred with Mr. 
Vosper, Miss Norton, Miss More, Miss Hagan, Mr. Cox, and Mrs. Mok on serials, microfilms, our newly- 
installed IBM Circulation Control System, and other matters. 

Esther Sweeney, Reference Librarian at the Honnold Library of the Claremont Colleges, visited the 
Library on December 28 to consult with Miss Lodge and Mrs. Euler on Reference Department operations 
and services. 

Katherine King, Head of the Exchange Division at the University Library on the Berkeley campus, 
visited the Business Administration Library and the Main Library on January 2. 

Elizabeth Sawyers, former Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library, visited the Library 
on January 7. After graduating from the School of Library Service in 196l, Miss Sawyers served in the 
internship program of the National Library of Medicine, where she is now employed in the Acquisitions 
Department. 

Orrel P. Reed, ]r., of Beverly Hills, dealer in old prints and drawings, and Hellmuth Wallach, of the 
firm of Emil Hirsch, Rare Books and Prints, in New York, visited the Department of Special Collections 
on January 8. Mr. Reed and Mr. Wallach were accompanied by Professor E. Maurice Bloch of the Depart- 
ment of Art. 

Two former staff members of the Catalog Department, Mrs. John Moffett and Cornelia Balogh, visited 
the Library on January 10. Mrs. Moffett and her family now live in Laguna Beach, and Miss Balogh is a 
reference librarian at Los Angeles State College. 

Joseph Belloli, Chief Librarian in Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford University, visited 
the Library on January 10 and II to consult with Mr. Moore, Miss Lodge, and others on the organization 
of library services. 

Mrs. Ruth Axe, of Los Angeles, local historian and bibliographer, was a visitor in the Department 
of Special Collections on January 12. 

Ben Zilberg, of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mrs. Rose Wolfe, of West Hollywood, were given a 
tour of the Library by Barbara Kornstein on January 15. 

Edward Heiliger, Librarian, and Don Culhertson, Assistant Information Specialist, both of the Chi- 
cago Undergraduate Division Library of the University of Illinois, visited the Library and the School of 
Library Service on January 15 to consult with Professor Lubetzky, Dr. Hayes, and others on matters re- 
lating to library mechanization. 

Sir Frank Francis: The Zeitlin & VerBrugge Lecture 

A gratifyingly full house of librarians, faculty members, students, booksellers, collectors, and other 
friends of books and libraries met on Monday of last week to hear Sir Frank Francis, Director of the 
British Museum, present the Zeitlin and VerBrugge Lecture on Bibliography, and to enjoy the hospitality 
of the faculty and students of the School of Library Service at an open house in the English Reading Room. 
Sir Frank discussed the contributions to bibliography made by librarians and speculated on means whereby 
librarians of the present day might be enabled and encouraged to make further contributions. His address, 
entitled "The Librarian as Bibliographer," will be published by the Library School. 



January 25, 19o3 47 



Human Relations Area Files, Film Edition 

The Library received in December the last of five annual shipments of the Human Relations Area 
Files in its microfilm edition. Although the filmed version is only a small part of the entire HRAF set 
on cards, the Library's holdings are now complete for materials available on film. Because member- 
ship and maintenance costs for the HRAF card sets were so high, a microfilm edition of part of the set 
was made available to institutions agreeing to annual purchases of the films for a five-year period. Dur- 
ing the five years, University Microfilms has filmed and delivered 500,000 pages of HRAF cards, or the 
equivalent of about 20,000 book pages. 

The Human Relations Area Files form a novel research tool in the social sciences, particularly in 
anthropology, sociology, and social psychology, and their usefulness in the fields of geography, history, 
education, and political science has also been recognized. More than 100 pre-literate or primitive so- 
cieties and more than 100 social organizations of greater complexity are included, the primitive societies 
having been chosen to afford representative coverage for all the continents and Oceania, and the more 
complex societies for Asia, the Soviet Union, and Asia Minor. 

The Files are most useful for comparative studies of cultures and for research using the historical 
method. Information has been classified, coded, excerpted, xerographed, and filed by the name of the 
society, and then under each society by 700 subheadings for various aspects of culture. 

ALA Midwinter Meeting 

The American Library Association will hold its annual midwinter business meeting in Chicago next 
week. Attending the sessions from UCLA will be Page Ackerman, Donald Black, William Kurth, Seymour 
Lubetzky, Everett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Robert Vosper. 

New Sunday Hours for BA Library 

The Business Administration Library will be open on Sundays from 2 to 9 p.m., beginning on Feb- 
ruary 10. 

Librarian's Notes 

A recent issue of Scientific Information Notes, issued by the National Science Foundation, reports 
that "early in October 1962, the American Institute of Biological Sciences began identifying and record- 
ing information on an estimated 20,000 of the world's serial publications, the initial step in the forma- 
tion of a Biological Serial Record Center." A 196l report prepared for the University of the State of New 
York reported that "Seventy-five thousand scientific and technological journals are being published in 
65 different languages and more are being born daily." Chemical Abstracts in I960 was covering 9,700 
periodicals in the search for chemical information; and the primary indexing service in philosophy covers 
4,000 periodicals in that subject alone. 

Such figures merely suggest the size of the total universe of currently published periodicals, since 
together these figures cover only a portion of the world's periodicals important to a general university 
library. 

The same figures take on another level of meaning when they are laid against the fact that in 1960- 
61 no university library in this country reported receiving more than 35,000 current periodicals. That 
year UCLA reported 22,500 for itself. 

This should be enough to suggest, without much further discussion, that no university library is in 
a position to receive more than a portion of the total number of pertinent periodicals. Certainly librar- 



48 UCLA l.ihran, 



lans in this country, even the librarians of the wealthiest of libraries, have long been acutely aware of 
the continually increasing gap between the total number of periodicals of presumable interest to a uni- 
versity faculty and the economic possibility of acquiring all of them. A number of librarians, and others 
concerned with fundamental research, are even more disturbed about the fact that, despite the total num- 
ber of periodicals coming into this country, there are still a great many presumably important ones that 
are received by no library in the United States. 

We are led to the further thought that, if we are ever to meet the totality of needs, we must approach 
It through a greater co-ordination of effort among the nation's libraries. Fortunately, some steps are 
being taken in this direction. 

For our purposes at UCLA, this information about the numbers of periodicals is merely to suggest 
that, even under the most ideal of situations, it is incumbent upon members of the faculty and the library 
staff to make recommendations for subscriptions on a reasonable and a responsible basis of selection. 
The occasional proposal that we subscribe to every journal in a given field is ambitious, but based, I 
rear, in an inadequate review of the facts and in some failure to consider the matter in responsible terms. 

The UCLA periodical subscription list is reasonably large but should be larger, and it will be ex- 
panded rapidly from year to year. But in final analysis it will never be able to satisfy the totality of 
felt needs. 

The same problem affects us to an even greater degree in terms of newspapers. Here the field in so 
extensive and the costs so great, particularly when one thinks of extensive back files either in microfilm 
or original print, that the Senate Library Committee has recently looked into the matter briefly and de- 
cided to call upon the thoughtful advice of a special sub-committee with Mr. Edmond Mignon of the Li- 
brary staff as chairman and with the following members: Professor George Mowry, Professor Robert Rut- 
land, Professor Irving Pfeffer, Mr. James Cox, and Mr. James Mink. The sub-committee will assay our 
present holdings of newspapers; will take account of our access to the holdings of other libraries in this 
area or elsewhere in the country, particularly by way of national co-operative efforts; will then look into 
the impressively large requests to extend our holdings; and will finally hope to develop a sound basis 
for increasing our holdings with a foreseeable goal in sight. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. liditur: Richard Zumwinkle. Contrihuting F.ciilor: J . M. Fdelstein. Cortlrihutors to this 
issue: Fay f51ake, Ciiarlotte Georgi, Anthony Hall, Ralph Johnson, Philip Levine, Robert Lewis, Sam- 
uel Margolis, Julie Miller, Man-fling Mok, Fverett Moore, Lawrence Clark Powell, llelene Schimansky, 
Johanna Tallman, Gretchen Taylor, Robert Vosper, Marie Waters, Brooke Whiting. 



uci^ 




Supplement to Volume 16, Number 6 
January 25, 1963 



PALAEOGRAPHIC HISTORY ILLUSTRATED IN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 



An exciting addition to the rapidly expanding resources of the Library was recently made with the 
acquisition of an imposing collection of more than 120 manuscript items. The material is primarily in 

Latin, but there are also found interspersed 

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ments to their actual authors, Horace and Macrobius. 



a Greek papyrus fragment of ca. seventh 
century, a Greek folium of about the latter 
part of the twelfth century, a line of Arabic 
embroidered on cloth from Egypt of possibly 
the tenth century, two Hebrew folia, an 
Italian folium of ca. fourteenth century, and 
a French folium in "lettre batarde" of ca. 
fifteenth century. The rich medley of Latin 
palaeographical specimens provides a fas- 
cinating, if fragmented, insight into the in- 
tellectual interests, spiritual needs, and 
practical concerns in western Europe from 
the ninth to the sixteenth centuries. Non- 
secular material, as might be expected, pre- 
dominates, but literature, history, philosophy, 
law, and medicine are also represented. 

Not all of the texts in the collection 
have yet been identified, and intriguing re- 
search problems await scholars working in 
the specialized areas of the varied contents. 
In making a cursory survey of the disiecta 
membra, the present writer had the pleasure 
of attributing two anonymous classical frag- 



The palaeography of these leaves furnishes a first-hand introduction to important chapters in the 
history of Latin writing in the West during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Chronologically, the 
collection plunges in medias res, for the earliest specimen of Latin script in it is full-blown Carolingian 
minuscule of the ninth century (see fig. 1). 

Unfortunately, yet quite understandably in view of their scarcity and costliness, examples of the 
diverse types of Latin calligraphy from the preceding centuries— i.e., square and rustic capital, uncial, 
half-uncial, quairter-uncial, Insular, Visigothic, and the various Merovingian and pre-Carolingian Italian 
scripts— are lacking. Nor is the long-lived Beneventan of southern Italy at all represented. But there is 
ample material, amounting to some thirty items, for tracing in detail the development of Carolingian mi- 
nuscule, as the chaste simplicity of its original character in the ninth century underwent gradual yet con- 
tinuous modification in the tenth and eleventh centuries (fig. 2, 3) and emerged in the twelfth century, 
beautifully round and spacious, like the "littera antiqua" in Italy, recalling the writing of the past (fig. 4), 
or more compressed and angular, suggestive of the Gothic of the future (fig. 5). 



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UCLA Librarian 



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The Gothic script, which grew out of the Carolingian and was practiced in scriptoria all over Europe 
from about 1200 to 1500, is well documented with numerous specimens (fig. 6, 7), among which are some 
dated instruments and a fine example of the French batarde of the fifteenth century, a curiously formal- 
ized hand of cursive origin, used especially for the vernacular (fig. 8) but also for Latin texts. 

The reaction of the Italian humanists in the Renaissance against the "barbarous," eye-straining 
Gothic, aptly characterized by Petrarch as "devised for anything but reading," led to a deliberate effort 
to revive the classic clarity of Carolingian minuscule, and this atavistic reform in writing finds hand- 
some illustration in a folium of the fifteenth century (fig. 9). 

The calligraphic art long survived the introduction of the printing press, especially in documents, 
and in the collection are found four dated instruments of historical interest belonging to the sixteenth 
and seventeenth centuries. 



Philip Levine 
Department of Classics 



••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 7 



February 8, 1963 



Civil War Materials Are Shown in Library Exhibit 

An exhibit commemorating the centennial of the Civil War, "Ordeal of the Union: Civil War Manu- 
scripts and Documents," will be shown in the Main Library through March 14. The materials for the dis- 
play have been assembled from var- 
ious sources by Justin Turner, 
Chairman of the California Civil 
War Centennial Commission; most 
of them have come from Mr. Turner's 
* own collection of Lincolniana and 

^F Civil War manuscripts and docu- 

ments, one of the most distin- 
guished private collections of its 
■■^^--^' -I' ^1 ' . t i H'Vf kind. Other materials have been 

lent by Alan L. Kantor, Lyman J. 
Williams, and Professor Harold M. 
Hyman, of the UCLA Department 
of History. 

Among the items shown are 
Schuyler Colfax's engrossed copy 
of the Thirteenth Amendment signed 
by Lincoln, the manuscript copy of 
the Thirteenth Amendment which 
was submitted to the States for 
ratification, a part of Lincoln's last annual message to Congress in his own hand, a letter of March 29, 
1861, from Lincoln about the preparations being made for Fort Sumter, and a letter from Secretary of War 
Stanton, on War Department stationery, revising the grade of Ulysses S. Grant from Major General to Lieu- 
tenant General. 

A number of Civil War weapons are also included, as are a fragment of the material from Lincoln's 
bier, and the Congressional Medal of Honor won in 1863 by Sgt. Leopold Karpeles, the first American 
Jew to win this award. 

Antiquarian Booksellers Meet at Art Center 

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Southern California Chapter, held its annual 
meeting on Monday evening at the Dickson Art Center, following a dinner meeting at the Fox & Hounds 
restaurant at which a number of Library staff members were guests of the Chapter. At UCLA, the group 
examined the Belt Library of Vinciana and were shown the exhibit of Old Master Prints in the Art Gal- 
lery. Professor E. Maurice Bloch, of the Department of Art, spoke on "A Survey of the Graphic Arts Ar- 
chives at UCLA." 




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Personnel Notes 

Airs. Ruth DeGruot, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Graduate Reading Room, is a 
graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor's degree in English. Mrs. DeGroot has held library po- 
sitions at Stanford, the Pasadena Public Library, the University of Hawaii, the Kamehameha Schools 
(Hawaii), the Dixie School District (Marin County, California), and the Santa Monica School District. 

Judith Goode, who has been newly appointed as Senior Typist Clerk in the Photographic Depart- 
ment, attended Central Commercial City College in New York and Santa Monica City College. She has 
held clerical positions with several firms, including the publishers Simon & Schuster. 

Mrs. Dorothy Hoijer has joined the staff of the Biomedical Library as Librarian IL She earned her 
Bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Chicago and her Master's in biochemistry at UCLA, 
and she has served as a research assistant in the Medical Center. 

Mrs. Helen Mcllvaine, a graduate of the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor's degree in home 
economics, has been appointed to the Biomedical Library staff as Senior Library Assistant. She has 
taught in the St. Paul high schools and was last employed in the Dean of Men's Office at the University 
of Michigan. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Jo Lee Kirkland, Senior Library Assistant in the Uni- 
versity Elementary School, and Mrs. Marilyn Rosenfeld, Secretary-Stenographer in the Catalog Department. 

Publications and Activities 

Doyce Nunis has published an article on "Kate Douglas Wiggin: Pioneer in California Kindergarten 
Education," in the December issue of the California Historical Society Quarterly. 

Mr. Nunis, in the same issue of the Quarterly, reviews South Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal 
of the Wyoming Gold Rush (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, I960), edited by Lola M. Homsher. 

Dean Powell's speech at the Minnesota Library Association meeting in September, "Up Near the 
Source," has been published in the December issue of Minnesota Libraries. 

Johanna Tallman has compiled, as part of a survey she made as a consultant for the International 
Telephone and Telegraph Federal Laboratories in San Fernando, a report on the reference collections, 
services, library space and layout, and budget and costs for "a typical science/technical library collec- 
tion." 



Visitors 

Jose Aurioles Diaz, Director of Publicaciones de Oriente, in Puebla, Mexico, and members of his 
family were given a tour of the Library by Mr. Mignon on January 14. 

A group of nineteen teachers, representing eleven nations, visited UCLA on January 17 as partic- 
ipants in the International Teacher Development Program of the U.S. Office of Education. Miss Lodge 
showed them through the Library. 

Mrs. Dorothy Tingle, Head of the Serials Department, and Marie Genung, Head of the Catalog Depart- 
ment, both of the Library on the Riverside campus, visited several Library departments on January 22. 

Irving Stone, of Beverly Hills, visited the Department of Special Collections on January 28 to con- 
sult the collection of his papers which he has deposited in the Library's care. 



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The Autograph Album: A Victorian Example 

In Victorian England the scrapbook-and-autograph albums reached their peak of glory, and examples 
of them continually drift into libraries, usually having been caught up in the net of en bloc acquisitions. 
In most there is probably little worth saving, and our Library already has its quota of the ordinary sort. 
If they serve no other purpose, the albums are, when well done, wonderfully evocative of their period, 
and students of Victorian taste may, with pleasure and profit, study charming and exquisite pencil-drawn 
vignettes of rustic cottages, ruined castles, or tombs with weeping willows, and Baxter prints, mounted 
valentines, pressed flowers, and elegantly penned extracts from Byron, Campbell, or Letitia Landon. 

An album of better quality recently examined in the Department of Special Collections was compiled 
by William Upcott (1779-1845), an antiquarian, an autograph collector, and an Assistant Librarian of the 
London Institution. (The Department has a priced auction catalogue of the sale of his library in 1846.) 
Most of the autograph entries in it were made in 1834, apparently in his office at the Institution where he 
had an opportunity to waylay visiting lecturers or important guests. 

There are two full-page contributions by William Henry Ireland, the noted Shakespeare forger, one 
being signed in his wriggly Shakespearean hand, "W. H. Ireland alias William Shakespeare secundus." 

Other entries were by Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, Thomas Campbell, the poet, and Basil 
Montagu, legal and miscellaneous writer, whose shaky pen (he was 64 years old at the time) tells us to 
"Remember through life that the blue sky is fixed and the black clouds pass away." This entry, it is 
stated, was made at the Institution "previous to a lecture upon Laughter." 

The following verse was written— impromptu, so he says— by Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), pro- 
lific songwriter, actor, dramatist, and illegitimate son of Charles Dibdin. 

If 'twere as easy to retract 
Each silly thought, design, or act, 
As 'tis these pointless lines to write 
And sully Paper, Virgin white. 
How often wou'd frail man recall 
Most of his actions, if not all, 
As I might this Ex-tem-po-re 
Written, (as ask'd for) by T.D. 

Feby. 24th, 1834 



Quiet, Pleose 

On the evening of Friday, January 25th, a librarian examined a card used as a place marker m a re- 
turned book, and on it found the name and address of the man who had murdered the borrower. The scene 
was somewhere west of "77 Sunset Strip" (Channel 7, 9:30 p.m.), and the librarian was, mirabilc dictu, 
the heroine of the episode. 

It should be added that she had tried to prevent the murder in the first place; and that when the 
scoundrel later appeared in the deserted library to do her in as well, she defended herself admirably and 
with highly professional skill by throwing a bottle of red ink in his face, striking him repeatedly with a 
large (and hauntingly familiar-looking) book, and causing him to trip and fall heavily over a book truck. 
There was nevertheless enough of him left for the hero to shoot, satisfyingly, in the Biography section. 



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Improved Procedures for Borrowing Brieflisted Books 

Brieflisted books are now made available to readers before being cataloged, according to new pro- 
cedures instituted at the Main Loan Desk this week. Call cards for brieflisted books are to be filled out 
in the usual manner, using the seven-digit accession numbers for call numbers. These cards should be 
deposited in a special box which may be found at the right side of Window B of the Loan Desk; no other 
call cards should be placed here. Thus it is no longer necessary for readers to stand in line at Window B 
to leave requests for brieflisted books. 

The call cards are collected each day, and the brieflisted items are made available, by delayed 
paging from storage areas, at Window B according to the following schedule: 

Requests deposited on: Monday Books available on: Thursday 

Tuesday Friday 

Wednesday Saturday 

Thursday Tuesday 

Friday Wednesday 

Saturday Wednesday 

Sunday Wednesday 

Books will be held at Window B in the borrower's name, and reports will be made at the same time 
on books which may not be available. Brieflisted books borrowed in this manner are renewable, if not in 
demand, unless they are unbound— the unbound items circulate for one loan period only. When the bor- 
rowed materials have been returned, they will be sent to the Catalog Department for full cataloging, and 
thereafter will cease to be brieflisted books. 

New Branch Library in the Palisades 

The new Palisades Branch Library, which was dedicated in ceremonies held at the Palisades Park 
Auditorium on January 27, can claim a unique status among the two dozen new branches of the Los An- 
geles Public Library which have been built since 1957 when the public approved a $6,400,000 bond issue 
for library construction. This library is the only one to incorporate attractive features demanded by an en- 
thusiastic community which voluntarily raised the money ($27,867) to pay for the enhancements it de- 
sired. Fifteen hundred families contributed funds in the campaign organized by the Pacific Palisades 
Superior Library Program Committee, whose first chairman was William Hinchliff, now City Librarian of 
Santa Barbara. 

Mr. Hinchliff was present for the dedication ceremonies, as were Rufus B. von KleinSmid, Chairman 
of the Board of Library Commissioners, Karl Rundberg, City Councilman from the area, Frederick Emmons, 
of Jones & Emmons, building architects, Mrs. Edith Bishop, Director of Branches of the LAPL, and Mrs. 
Marie Orthun, the Palisades Librarian. All expressed a special satisfaction in the degree of community 
interest and participation in the planning for the new library. 

The new building itself is a stunning, modern construction in warm brown tones, featuring bricks and 
wooden beams. There is an Exhibit Room, which was filled on opening day with paintings lent by mem- 
bers of the Palisades Art Association, and which is separated from the Adult Room by an atrium to allow 
natural light for picture viewers and book readers alike. 

Swarms of children attended the Open House, and swarms of their parents, too. We thought we saw 
a good omen, at the dedication ceremonies earlier, in the person of a man in the back row who stubbornly 
ignored both the passage of dignitaries up and down the aisles and the flights of civic oratory, and per- 
sisted in reading his book. 



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A Synanon on Synanon 

On Thursday, January 24, several staff members were searching through dictionaries for the term 
"synanon," or a clue to its derivation. At 4:00 that afternoon they learned why they had not succeeded: 
the word derives simply from one drug addict's inability to enunciate "seminar," and the seminar in ques- 
tion was one of those by which the inhabitants of Santa Monica's Synanon House seek to free themselves 
of drug addiction. 

In one of the most provocative of the Library Staff Association's programs, Barbara Hayes and David 
Deitch of Synanon traced the center's development since its beginning five years ago, described its 
methods in comparison with other treatments for addiction, and discussed plans for expansion and fur- 
ther experimentation. As former addicts themselves, the two speakers were able to give vivid and con- 
vincing arguments for the organization's unorthodox but apparently effective ways of handling addiction. 

The high level of interest among those who heard the speakers and participated in the lively ques- 
tion-and-answer period, indicates that many will wish to learn more about this controversial organiza- 
tion. Synanon invites those who are interested to its open house each Saturday night. 

Back to the Bike? 

In a supplement to the loose-leaf Nuclear Data Sheets issued by the usually staid National Acad- 
emy of Sciences— National Research Council, is the editorial comment, "We heard that somebody is 
writing a book called Beta Decay for Bicyclists. We are still a long way behind the Space Age." (Pre- 
sumably this would be a companion volume to Harry Lipkin's Beta Decay for Pedestrians, a copy of 
which was added to the Physics Library collection in November.) 

Conferences, Conferences 

A number of Library staff members have participated in meetings of professional organizations dur- 
ing the period between ser,. esters. Several of the gatherings are reported in the following communiques. 

First Meeting of the Library Education Commission 

The Commission on a National Plan for Library Education, appointed by the American Library As- 
sociation and chaired by Richard Logsdon of Columbia University Libraries, met three times in Chicago 
before the midwinter meeting of the ALA. Mr. Vosper and Dean Powell were among the thirty-odd mem- 
bers in attendance, and both spoke out more than once to express the hope that library education's nev 
paths be charted by a critical outside appraiser, who would do for this field what Flexner did for medi- 
cal education a generation ago. 

Dean Powell attended the subsequent meetings of the Association of American Library Schools, to 
which UCLA's School of Library Service now belongs as an ALA-accredited school. 

The New ARL 

The 31-year-old Association of Research Libraries, under the chairmanship of Librarian William S. 
Dix of Princeton, held its first meeting after bursting from its chrysalis stage into an expanded style. 
Membership, by invitation only, has been limited to major university libraries and to certain other li- 
braries whose collections and services are similarly broadly based and are recognized as having na- 
tional significance (e.g., the three major federal libraries). Until this year the group has been relatively 
small— 49 member institutions— and for most of its life it has been primarily an informal discussion group 
for chief librarians facing similar problems. 



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However, the rapid expansion of graduate education and university research since World War II, and 
the increasing complexity of research library operations and responsibilities, led to a decision to expand 
the group— 72 libraries as of this year— and to formalize it by incorporation and by the extablishment of a 
secretariat. The new office opened in Washington, D.C., last month, with Dr. James E. Skipper, recently 
Librarian of the University of Connecticut, as Executive Secretary. 

The Chicago meeting was devoted particularly to an introduction of the new members to the program 
activities and plans of the Association in its new style. Special reports were presented on such matters 
as the relationship between photocopying and copyright law, possibilities for a mass attack on the prob- 
lem of deteriorating paper in research collections, and the expanding Farraington Plan program to en- 
hance American holdings of foreign publications. 

One of the new members is our sister institution, the University of Southern California. At the con- 
clusion of the meeting, the writer assumed his office as 1963 Chairman of the ARL. 

R.V. 

The ALA at Midwinter 

This year's Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association was not marked by the same 
air of controversy that pervaded the meeting of a year ago, when discussion as to how the Association 
should enforce its principles of freedom of access to libraries by people of all races and beliefs had 
been struggled with by members of the Council. 

The only near-controversial matter that helped to enliven conversations had not even reached the 
point of discussion by the Council. This was a proposal made in a preliminary budget and program ses- 
sion, by that independent thinker Ralph Ellsworth, Librarian of the University of Colorado, and immedi- 
ate past-president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, that the Library Administra- 
tion Division (one of the principal "type-of-activity" subdivisions of the Association) be abolished, be- 
cause many of its functions might better be assumed by other divisions, and because the programs of 
those other divisions might thereby be strengthened and made more significant for their members. 

Such a drastic proposal for simplification of the large and complex organization that the ALA has 
become will of course be a matter for heated controversy in months to come, as it is duly considered by 
the Executive Board, by study committees, and finally by the Council. Indication of support for the pro- 
posal by some prominent members of the LAD itself, notably Ralph Blasingame, immediate past-president 
of that division, added considerable weight to the proposal. 

One unhappy but apparently necessary Council action at this meeting was the "acceptance, with re- 
gret" of the Louisiana Library Association's request for withdrawal from ALA chapter status because it 
was impossible for the Association to comply with the ALA's requirements regarding non-discrimination 
for members. It was acknowledged tacitly that Louisiana state laws would not permit such compliance. 

It announced that 50 of the ALA's 54 chapters had certified compliance with the non-discrimination 
requirements. Three have not yet reported their intentions, but some time still remains for them to do so. 

In the light of the controversy being aired over the position and function of the Library of Congress, 
prompted by Douglas Bryant's report on the matter, Frederick H. Wagman's report of the Librarian's Liai- 
son Committee on the Library of Congress was of timely interest. Mr. Wagman said that inadequate in- 
formation had been disseminated about the great variety of services of the Library of Congress. Most of 
us take LC for granted, he said, and though we complain loudly about its shortcomings we rarely help 
the Library to do more. He thought also that if there were a better understanding of the Library by mem- 
bers of Congress it could do better in fulfilling its duties. He urged that we let our Congressmen know 
of the Library's need for support. 



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President Kennedy's Message on Education, which he sent to the Congress on January 29, gave 
dramatic timeliness to the report on January 31 on the ALA's interest in education and library legisla- 
tion by Emerson Greenaway, Chairman of the Committee on Legislation. He quoted the President's 
opening lines: "Education is the keystone to the arch of freedom and progress . . . For the individual, 
the doors to the schoolhouse, to the library, and to the college, lead to the richest treasure of our open 
society." 

Mr. Greenaway remarked that this is the first time a president of the United States has mentioned 
and included libraries in such a message calling for concerted and coordinated action in the field of 
education. 

The bill supporting the President's recommendations was introduced by Senator Morse and others in 
the. Senate and by Representatives Powell, Perkins, Green, and others in the House. They are numbered 
S. 580 and H.R. 3000. 

In addition to major provisions of the National Education Improvement Act which apply to libraries, 
there are many specific references to libraries, such as in the program for development of graduate 
schools. In terms of money for the program, an expenditure of 85 million dollars is recommended by 
the President in his program to improve libraries. 

The ALA Council gave its hearty endorsement of the Act. 

E.T.M. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contrihuling Editor: J.M. Edelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: James Cox, Juli Miller, Everett Moore, Doyce Nunis, Bruce Pelz, Lawrence Clark Powell, Wilbur 
Smith, Gretchen Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 8 February 21, 1963 



Campbell Book Collection Contest 

Students are invited to submit their entries for the Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collec- 
tion Contest before the deadline date of April 16. The first three winners in the competition, to be 
named in the final judging late in April, will receive prizes of $100, $50, and $25 in books to be selected 
at Campbell's Book Store in Westwood. The first place winner will also receive an additional $25 in 
books or manuscripts from an anonymous donor. 

Judges for this year's Contest are Marion Hargrove, author and screenwriter. Chancellor Franklin D. 
Murphy, of UCLA, and Jack Smith, Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist. 

Contest entrants may obtain at the Reference Desk a leaflet giving details of the Contest regula- 
tions, together with a list of recommended books on book collecting. Students may also consult with 
members of the Contest arrangements committee— Fay Blake, James Davis, or Jean Tuckerman, of the 
Library staff, or Jerrold Ziff, Assistant Professor of Art. 

'The Yoruba' Exhibited at Biomedical Library 

The Yoruba, a tribe of five million people living in the western region of Nigeria, have an ancient 
and highly skilled culture and are noted particularly for their tradition of finely carved wood sculptures. 

The Biomedical Library is exhibiting, until March 31, a display of representative Yoruba sculptures 
lent by Lawrence Longo, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Justin J. Stein, Professor 
of Radiology, who also served as consultants in planning the exhibit. Dr. Longo collected examples of 
Yoruba art during the three years he spent in Nigeria at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital at lle-Ife. 

Also shown in the exhibit are thirty-five display panels depicting aspects of Yoruba art and reli- 
gion which relate to medicine. The exhibit was prepared by Donald Read and Lois Thompson. 

Publications 

James Mink and Justin G. Turner have collaborated to write the text for a leaflet, "Ordeal of the 
Union: Civil War Manuscripts and Documents," which is being distributed in connection with the Li- 
brary's exhibit of the same title. Mr. Turner, Chairman of the Civil War Centennial (^^ommission of Cal- 
ifornia, is the principal lender of materials in the display. The exhibit may be seen in the Main Library 
until March 14. 

John Fispey, of the Department of Hnglish, whose wife Alice is a member of our t^ataiog Department, 
has written a novel. Tin- Arinii'crsdrics (Harcourt, Brace, & World, $5.95), which was published this 
month. The book was briefly noted in an article on "I'irst Novelists— .Spring 1963," in the February 1 
issue of the l.ihniry juiiniiil, and was reviewed by Richard Armour in the Los Angeles Tiiins of l"cb- 
ruary 10. 



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Personnel Notes 

Eliiinc Berry has joined the staff as Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. She re- 
ceived her Bachelor's degree in art last month at UCLA. 

Mury Donnelly has joined the staff of the Acquisitions Department as Administrative Assistant to 
the Department Head and as Chief of the Order Section. Miss Donnelly has a degree in business admin- 
istration from the University of Minnesota, and experience in accounting, cost analysis, and business 
management. She will devote her time for the immediate future almost exclusively to the Order Section, 
owing to heavy pressures of work there, and after the beginning of the new fiscal year, it is expected 
that she will give a great part of her time to over-all Department needs. 

Judith Hoffberg, new Senior Library Assistant in the Business Administration Library, is a graduate 
of UCLA with her Bachelor's degree in political science and her Master's in Italian. She has worked in 
several University departments as a Senior Typist-Clerk, as a Research Assistant, or as a Teaching As- 
sistant. 

Mrs. Shirley Kramer has joined the staff of the Librarian's Office as the University Librarian's Sec- 
retary. Mrs. Kramer was formerly employed as a secretary at Pacific Coast Underwriters Agency. 

Mrs. Sylva Manoogian has accepted a position as Principal Library Assistant in the Business Ad- 
ministration Library. Mrs. Manoogian earned her Bachelor's degree in Latin at Radcliffe College and, 
while a student, helped to catalog the Armenian collection in the Widener Library at Harvard. She has 
since worked for the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, in Cambridge, and at the 
Library of California State Polytechnic College, in San Luis Obispo. 

Bruno Nardizzi has been employed as a Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department. He 
was recently employed as a laboratory technician at the Austin Studios, in Los Angeles. 

James Ryan has joined the Reference Department staff as a Senior Library Assistant. Mr. Ryan 
earned his Bachelor's degree in English and Spanish at the University of Buffalo and his Master's in 
English at the University of Notre Dame. He has also studied at UCLA and the Universidad de Los 
Andes, in Merida, Venezuela, at the latter as a Smith-Mundt Fellow. 

Esther Woo, newly appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has studied French 
at Los Angeles City College and English at UCLA. She has held clerical positions with the Los Angeles 
City Schools. 

Visitors 

David Wotlstadl, honors student at Bowdoin College, visited the Library during the week of Febru- 
ary 4 to consult with Mr. Moore, Miss Lodge, and Mr. Cox on his research into the press coverage of the 
1962 California gubernatorial election campaigns. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Roberts, of Costa Mesa, were visitors in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions on February 12. Mr. Roberts is Head Librarian at Orange Coast Junior College. 

Samuel Oiadele Falayi, Medical Librarian of the Federal Laboratory Service in Yaba, Nigeria, has 
been visiting the Biomedical Library during the month of February. Mr. Falayi is in the United States 
as this year's Medical Library Association Foreign Fellow, and he will spend the first half of 1963 visit- 
ing and working in American medical libraries. 

Donald Clark, University Librarian on the Santa Cruz campus, visited the Library on Feb- 
ruary 14. 



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Season's Greetings from the Communist World 

A flurry of interesting New Year's cards has come to the Library as a result of our increased pro- 
gram of exchanges with the libraries, academies, and learned societies of Eastern Europe and Central 

Asia. Poland, East Germany, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslo- 
vakia, Hungary, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, and the Soviet 
Union have all been heard from. 

Several of the cards express greetings in English or in French 
or in several languages, as well as in their own languages, and 
one, from Timisoara, in Rumania, is in Latin. There are lovely re- 
productions of old maps, manuscripts, and paintings; one has a 
blazing golden representation of a sixteenth-century coin. Two of 
the cards show a modern— indeed, "Western"— tendency: one, a 
rhomboid covered with brightly colored geometrical forms, and the 
other, a picture of a Greco-like figure in a blasted wood topped by 
a huge orange sun (or moon). Two charming cards from the Uzbek 
and Tadzhik Republics (the card from the latter is shown here) 
wish us a happy New Year, but they show wintry scenes of pine 
trees, candles, stars, bells, children, and Santa Glaus himself— or 
Father Frost— that we usually associate with Christmas. 




Manuscripts and Papers Deposited by Novelist 

The Library is pleased to announce that it has received, for deposit in the Department of Special 
Collections, the gift of the literary papers of Jackson Stanley. The author, a UCLA graduate of the 
class of 1936 and a resident of Malibu, has written novels, short stories, plays, and movie, radio, and 
television scripts. His most recent novel is The Florentine Ring (Doubleday, 1962)— "An admirable, 
tidily written story," reports book reviewer Virginia Kirkus; "It is a skillful work, with many controlled 
sensuous and intellectual scenes, and it is a fine example of a writer in full and flexible command of 
varied material." 

Mr. Stanley's papers comprise the manuscripts, early drafts, and galley proofs of all his published 
writings, as well as some unpublished work, and there are notebooks, ephemera, and his incoming cor- 
respondence from 1929 to 1959. As new materials are accumulated, Mr. Stanley intends to deposit them 
with the papers in the Department of Special Collections. 



Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Library is Dedicated 

Robert Lewis represented the Biomedical Library at the dedication ceremonies on February 10 for 
the David H. Rosenblum Memorial Library at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. The featured speaker was 
Clayton G. Loosli, Dean of the School of Medicine at USC, who stressed the fundamental importance of 
the medical library to research in community hospitals and to the continuing education of physicians. He 
mentioned the current efforts of librarians to utilize machine methods in handling information (specifi- 
cally, he described the role of the National Library of Medicine in this development). He did not, how- 
ever, see mechanization taking the place of the librarian as an essential element in medical communi- 
cation. 

The formal part of the program was followed by refreshments and a tour of the new library, under 
the direction of Philip Alexander, the Cedars of Lebanon Medical Librarian. 



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Staff Association Meeting 

A general meeting of the Library Staff Association will be held on Thursday, February 28, at 4 p.m. 
in Room 141 of the Physics Building, at which time the membership will be asked to vote on a proposal 
to revise Sections 2 and 3 of Article II of the Association's Constitution, to read as follows: 

Section 2: Active Members. Any full-time staff members of the libraries under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Librarian of the University of California, Los Angeles, and any full-time staff 
members of other libraries on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, and 
the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, excepting the Librarian himself, the Associate 
and Assistant Librarians, and the heads of departments, may become active members of this 
Association. 

Section 3: Associate Members. The Librarian, the Associate and Assistant Librarians, and 
heads of departments may become associate members of this Association. A part-time mem- 
ber of the staff employed half-time or more may become an associate member. 

Also on the agenda are several discussion topics: Edwin Kaye will explain the functions and re- 
sponsibilities of the Welfare Committee, and Page Ackerman will be on hand to answer further questions 
on the revision of the classification system. Of special interest to our non-professional members will 
be the remarks of Andrew Horn, who will discuss the philosophy of the School of Library Service. 

What Did You See in Israel? 

(Shimeon Brisman, our specialist on Hebraica and judaica, has just returned from a trip to England 
and Israel, which we had been led to believe was concerned with the acquisition of books. In response 
to our inquiries, we have received from him the following somewhat-less-than-dcfinitive account of his 
journey. ) 

Upon returning from a short visit to England and Israel, I am constantly being asked: What did you 
see in London? What did you see in Israel? Here is a collective answer to all interested. 

In London, I did not see the Queen, but I did see the President of the United States. And this is 
how it happened. A bookdealer friend of mine insisted on taking me on a tour of the British capital. I 
resisted. I told him that I came purely for business. For pleasure I would have to come for a second 
visit. In order to tempt me he started to list all the interesting places he would show me. I still re- 
sisted. Finally, he enthusiastically called out. But you would not refuse to go and visit with me your 
own President! The President, I said. Where? He hurriedly called a taxi and off we went to Madame 
Tussaud's. There, on the second floor, he was, the President of the United States, flanked by the 
three living former presidents and other American statesmen. I stood about three feet away from him 
and almost shook his hand. 

From there we hurried to the British Museum and we made it just in time— for closing. 

In Israel, people asked me. Did you see Elath? I told them that I have been living in Los Angeles 
for several years and have not seen Disneyland yet. Disneyland, they said, is different. It is hard to 
get in. Even Khrushchev did not make it, whereas Elath is easily accessible. One has to cross only 
a small piece of desert. They convinced me, and I promised them: I shall return. 

So this is my report of everything I saw, except for books, books, books. 

S.B. 



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Mandel to Speak to Staff Association 

Oscar Mandel, the di-^tinguished poet and scholar, will be the guest speaker in the next event of 
the Library Staff Association's program series. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 4p.m., 
the place to be announced later. 

Professor Mandel, of the Division of Humanities at the California Institute of Technology, has been 
an enthusiastic user of the Library for several years and is perhaps even better known to staff members 
for his play. Island, which was a great success as a dramatic presentation on station KPFK last year. 
For our program, he will read some of his own verses and will also discuss various aspects of the cur- 
rent literary scene. 

Meetings of the Bibliographical and Renaissance Societies 

Near-zero temperatures and two heavy snowfalls, plus the absence of newspapers, were almost too 
much for New York City during the last week of January, but not for the Bibliographical Society of Amer- 
ica and the Renaissance Society of America, which met there on successive days, January 25 and 26. 

The Bibliographical Society's program was on "The Importance of Bibliography to Biographers," 
and Henry James, Robert Frost, and Stephen Crane were the subjects of talks by Leon Edel, of New 
York University, Lawrance R. Thompson, of Princeton, and Robert W. Stallman, of the University of 
Connecticut. The BSA meeting was held in the elegant new hall of the Pierpont Morgan Library, and, 
to honor the occasion, the Library mounted an exhibit entitled "Two Renaissance Rulers," showing 
manuscripts, books, and drawings relating to Lorenzo de 'Medici, and the Emperor Maximilian I. Also of 
particular interest were the announcements that W. H. Bond's Supplement to the Census of Medieval and 
Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada is now available, that Volume 4 of Jacob 
Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature, Hawthorne to Ingraham, will be released in June of this 
year, and that letters A and B of the third census of incunabula in American libraries have gone to the 
printer. 

The meeting of the Renaissance Society the next day was held at Columbia University and was a 
particularly fruitful occasion because, for the first time, the entire day was devoted solely to a series 
of critical and bibliographical reports on scholarship in Renaissance studies during the past year. 

After many years of preliminary work, the checklist recording the location of some 1800 letters of 
Lorenzo Magnifico, among them a considerable number previously unpublished or entirely unknown, is 
expected to be published soon as a common enterprise of the Renaissance Society, the Istituto Nazionale 
di Studi sul Rinascimento, and the Warburg Institute. The edition of the checklist will be large; indi- 
viduals, libraries, and archives will receive copies gratis. The big task of the future will be the publi- 
cation, in an estimated eight to ten volumes, of the full text of all the letters sent by Lorenzo. Each 
letter will have explanatory footnotes and a commentary which elucidates the circumstances in which 
the letter was written, summarizes the correspondence to which the letter presents a reply, and describes 
the measures, if any, which resulted. 

The Renaissance Society of America is also undertaking the publication of significant works written 
in Latin during the Renaissance. In the present state of its publication fund, the Society will now con- 
sider only shorter works which are not found in most good American university libraries. Each will re- 
quire sound editing and either a translation into Ivnglish or an extensive running summary in English to- 
gether with a suitable biographical and literary introduction. Two works considered to be appropriate 
are Cristoforo Landino's Dispulatintics Caiiiuldulcnses, and Richard Pace's /)<■ frin In t/iii c.v ilorlrirni 
percipitur. Suggestions of books for publication in the scries, and the names of prospective editors, 
will be welcomed by the Society. 

j.M.i;. 



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Edith Margaret Coulter 

Friends of Miss Edith M. Coulter were greatly saddened to learn of her sudden death on Sunday, 27 
January. The State, the University, the School of Librarianship, and, indeed, the world of scholarship 
have lost a devoted friend who gave herself generously to their service throughout her professional life. 

Memories of Miss Coulter and her life among us go back a long way, for she was a member of the 
University community [at Berkeley] for more than fifty years, first as a member of the Library staff, then 
as a teacher in the School of Librarianship, and since 1949 as Professor Emeritus of Librarianship. Si- 
multaneously with her careers in librarianship she pursued studies in history and bibliography and main- 
tained a strong interest in the professional advancement of women in the University. Testaments to the 
success of her efforts can be seen and heard wherever her friends and colleagues gather. 

Students and collectors of Californiana have tangible evidence of Miss Coulter's love for her native 
state in the beautiful books of pictorial history of early towns and missions that grew from her years of 
research in the Bancroft Library. Miss Coulter's interest in maps and her work in collecting, interpret- 
ing, and publishing views and sketches made by travellers and artists who came to California during the 
early years of its history have inspired students who have worked with her and who have made further 
historical and bibliographical contributions of their own. These are enduring monuments to her memory. 

Perhaps the most memorable of all Miss Coulter's happy faculties has been the quality of her teach- 
ing. It was exciting, provocative, and, best of all, enjoyable because she so obviously enjoyed doing 
it. Those who were fortunate enough to be in her classes realized at once that they were a privileged 
group. There was complete rapport between teacher and students— an indefinable atmosphere in the class- 
room that evoked immediate and enthusiastic response. 

Miss Coulter's influence did not stop in the classroom. It has been continuous and pervasive. Her 
talk of library history made one want to know more of Pergamum or visit Corbie or trace a wandering lost 
manuscript to its hiding place. A reference problem would be the spark that fired a latent interest in ac- 
counts of explorations or a bibliographical puzzle that later bore fruit in solid research and publication. 
Students who returned to school to take higher degrees, chiefly because they enjoyed her classes or be- 
cause she impressed them with the importance of reference work in the service of scholarship, are now 
teaching others. Her spirit, her love of people, and her enjoyment of research lives in them. 

Miss Coulter was the last of the faculty of three (herself. Miss Sisler, and Mr. Mitchell) who taught 
and guided the School of Librarianship through the first twenty years of its existence. Her tenure ex- 
tended for three years into the post-war life of the School and thus provided a sense of continuity and a 
direct link with the previous era which were invaluable to the new faculty. Her knowledge of Univer- 
sity organization and history, her familiarity with libraries throughout the State, her continuing friend- 
ships with former students, all contributed immeasurably to the successful adjustment to new conditions. 
Her very presence was a boon to the new faculty. Her generosity and wise council were always depend- 
able; her wit and sparkle were ever ready to relieve any situation that threatened to become tense or 
gloomy. 

A. E. Markley 

Associate Professor of Librarianship 

University of California, Berkeley 



(Reprinted from CU News, January 31, 1963) 



February 21, 1963 67 



Selections from the Harvard Library's Annual Report for 1961-62 

It became clear some months ago that Widener circulation services had deteriorated, and 
must be thoroughly regenerated . . . Several factors help to explain why this had happened. 
Circulation had increased by approximately seventy per cent since 1952-1953 with virtually 
no enlargement of the staff. It has become increasingly difficult to recruit, at wage-rates the 
Library has been prepared to pay, suitable personnel for work at the circulation desk and in 
the stacks. Growth of the collection has resulted in increasing crowding of books in the 
stacks, which makes it more and more difficult to keep the shelves in order. 

As the result, growing numbers of books were out of place and, in a stack containing 
more than two million volumes, a book that is misshelved may be completely lost to the Li- 
brary for a long while. There were serious backlogs of books waiting to be re-shelved, and 
a book that has just been returned to the Library is much more likely to be wanted by other 
readers than one that has not been borrowed for months or years. The record of books on 
loan was breaking down, so the Library was asking students and professors to bring back 
books that had already been returned and, lacking confidence in its records, could not be 
sure who were the genuine truants whom it ought to call to account . . . 

Substantial progress can be reported already. The use of student assistants during 
evening hours has helped to eliminate backlogs. The system of following up over-due books 
has been improved, and the number of notices sent to delinquents before final action is taken 
has been reduced from six to two. Renewal of books by telephone is no longer permitted, and 
each charge can now be renewed no more than once except by special permission. This was 
a case of having to eliminate a service and curtail a privilege that would be desirable if not 
abused. Circulation figures provide clear evidence, however, that the abuse was widespread 
indeed . . . 

Much more remains to be done in order to raise circulation services to a genuinely satis- 
factory level. Mechanization may be the economical means of providing an accurate record of 
charges; punched-card systems have been used successfully by a number of other libraries, 
but Harvard has special problems, chiefly because it has not used book-pockets. A careful 
study of possible systems is being made, and the prospects are encouraging. 

Overcrowding is a major obstacle to good service ... It must be recognized that the 
Widener stacks now hold at least as many classified volumes as they are capable of holding 
efficiently; hence, as the Library's total collection increases, the percentage of that total 
which Widener houses must decrease correspondingly. Likewise, more and more of the 
heavily used collections must be shelved on the less desirable lower levels of the Widener 
stacks. There must be a continuous program for re-evaluation of collections if the best pos- 
sible use is to be made of limited space available in the central unit of the library system . . . 

Finally, a vigorous effort must be made to enlist the cooperation of those who use the 
stacks. Admission to the Widener stacks is no ordinary privilege to be accepted by anyone 
as a matter of course. Very few of the world's leading research libraries allow even the 
most distinguished scholars to enter their stacks. Harvard has economized on cataloguing 
and on circulation and reference services— economized perhaps too much in some respects 
during recent years-but it has borne the expense of maintaining its great research collec- 
tion in a classified arrangement on shelves open to scholars; if the stacks were closed and 
books were shelved by size in fixed location.s there would be no space problem for years to 
come. The intellectual values of direct access to classified research collections are well 
worth the cost; the Library would be reluctant indeed to impose restrictions, and will not do 
so if the beneficiaries of its generous policies behave responsibly. 



68 UCLA Librarian 



Stamp and Coin Collectors to Organize 

Charlotte Georgi has announced that there will be an organizational meeting of what may prove to 
be the UCLA Philatelic-Numismatics Club, on Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m., in the Business Adminis- 
tration Library (GBA 1400G). Coffee and stamps (but no money) will be served. Those interested 
should call Miss Georgi, on extension 6648 or 2946. 

SLA Meeting on Continuing Education 

Faculty members of the School of Library Service were among the speakers at a meeting at USC last 
Saturday of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Andrew Horn, Seymour 
Lubetzky, and Robert Hayes, of UCLA, Martha Boaz, Dean of the USC Library School, and Mary Jane 
Ryan, Acting Dean of the Library School at Immaculate Heart College, all spoke on their particular fields 
under the general topic of "Continuing Education for Librarians." 

Librarian's Notes 

Elsewhere in this issue I have arranged, without permission, to reprint certain sections from the 
latest annual report received from Mr. Paul H. Buck, Director of the Harvard University Library. This 
was done pointedly to assure the UCLA faculty that we are not alone in some of the problems we face 
nor in the solutions ve anticipate. 

The Harvard discussion of difficulties with loan records could very well have been written here at 
about the same time. Our machine control of loan records is now in operation, as you will know, and 
although it has not solved all of our problems, I am assured that without it we would have faced chaos 
during the recent Christmas-New Year's recess when we were flooded with readers from all over South- 
ern California. 

We can also match the Harvard space problems, as you will know from the hundreds of books now 
being "shelved" on the stack floors. The North Campus Research Library, into which we will be moved 
a year from now, will not, unhappily, solve our book-space problem since that building is to be con- 
structed in three segments over the next ten years. At least until the third unit is completed— about 
1970— we will face dislocated and crowded book collections. This is a bitter but inescapable fact. 

It is intriguing that Harvard has abandoned telephone renewals, at a time when we are being pressed 
to increase this kind of service. Certainly the abuse of the renewal privilege by members of the faculty 
is a problem we face here also. This in fact led the Senate Library Committee a year ago to endorse a 
tightening up on faculty loan privileges. 

Most particularly I appreciate the terminal paragraph quoted from Mr. Buck's report. This eloquent 
statement of, on the one hand, the intellectual values of stack access and, on the other hand, the respon- 
sibility such access places on the user should be required reading for all graduate students in any uni- 
versity and also for their teachers. 

R. V. 



U(.L/\ Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Ldilur: Richard Zumwinkle. Corilribi/lirif; luJitur: J. M. Fldelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: Fay Blake, .Shimeon Brisman, James Davis, Charlotte Georgi, Robert Lewis, Edmond Mignon, Juli 
Miller, Roberta Nixon, Richard O'Brien, Gretchen Taylor, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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70 UCLA Librarian 



British Museum Map Librarian to Speak on Monday 

R. A. Skelton, Keeper of Maps and Superintendent of the Map Room of the British Museum, will give 
an illustrated lecture on "Some Watersheds in the History of Cartography, Fifteenth to Twentieth Centu- 
ries," on Monday, March 11, at 8 p.m., in Room 39 of Haines Hall. Mr. Skelton is the author of Decora^ 
live Printed Maps of the 15th to 18lh Centuries (1952) and Explorers' Maps; Chapters in the Cartographic 
Record of Geographical Discovery (1958), and is one of the world's leading authorities on the history of 
maps. His public address is sponsored by the Department of Geography and the University Library. 

Book Hunting in the Balkans is Subject lor Friends 

"Books and Bibliophiles in the Balkans" is the subject of a talk to be given by Joel M. Halpern, 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, at the Spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:45 p.m., in the Faculty Center. Professor and Mrs. Halpern have recently 
returned from a stay of eighteen months on the Balkan Peninsula, mainly in Yugoslavia. Mr. Halpern's 
successful efforts in behalf of the Library have become well known to many Library staff members, but 
this talk will offer an opportunity to hear of his other bookish experiences. 

Inquiries about late reservations should be made to Roberta Nixon, in the Gifts and Exchange 
Office. 

Lecture on 'Libraries in Turkey' 

Miss Anne E. Markley, Associate Professor of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, was in Turkey 
in 1959-1961 as a Lecturer in the Institute of Librarianship at the University of Ankara. She will be at 
UCLA next Thursday, March 14, to deliver an address on "Libraries in Turkey," in Room 1200 of the 
Humanities Building, at 8 p.m. Her talk is sponsored jointly by the Near Eastern Center and the Univer- 
sity Library. 

Personnel Notes 

Mrs, Helen Amestoy has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as 
a Senior Library Assistant. She graduated from UCLA in January with her Bachelor's degree in the his- 
tory of art. 

Leatrice Edwards, newly employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, 
earned her Bachelor's degree in art education at the University of Illinois. She has taught elementary 
school for the Chicago school system. 

Richard Cercken has transferred from the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library to the 
Librarian's Office, where he will assist Mr. Miles in the planning and coordinating of building, space, 
and equipment matters. 

Mrs. Marion Grant has been employed as Senior Library Assistant in the Typing Section of the Cata- 
log Department. She received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Los Angeles State 
College and has taught in the elementary grades of the Los Angeles schools. 

Judith Ryan has been appointed to the staff of the Law Library as Librarian I in the Catalog De- 
partment. She is a graduate of Long Beach State College, and earned her Master's degree in library 
science at USC in 1962. Since then, she has served with the U.S. Army Special Services in Seoul, Korea. 

Mrs. Irene Schoutens, Senior Clerk in the Receiving Section of the Acquisitions Department, has re- 
signed her position to accompany her husband to Texas. 



March 8, 1963 



71 



Playing Cords-Various and Curious-at the Clork 

The events leading up to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 
on the throne of Great Britain, are graphically illustrated in a 









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, when William and Mary replaced James II 
series of engravings on the faces of a deck 
of seventeenth-century playing cards 
recently purchased by the Clark Library. 
The set, which represents the Whig 
point of view, begins with a depiction 
(on the Ace of Spades, a card unfor- 
tunately missing from our set) of the 
payment of "500. thousand pound sent 
from France yearly to Charles 2 to 
keep the sitting of the Parlement off," 
and it ends with William's arrival at 
St. James's, London, in November of 
1688, where he "is received with great 
joy," a scene reproduced here together 
with several others. 

The chronology of the pictures in 
the deck tends to be somewhat mixed, 
but included are sequences relating to 
the "murder" of the Earl of Essex in 
the Tower of London, the arrest, trial, 
and acquittal of the seven bishops for 
refusing to read the Declaration of In- 
dulgence as ordered by James, the "sup- 
posititious" birth of the Prince of Wales, 
and the flight of Mary of Modena and the 
Prince to France. With these cards, 
Whigs could enjoy their games of ombre 
or piquet while being reminded of the 
perfidy of James, the right of their 
cause, and the dangers they had es- 
caped. As an example of effective 
propaganda, the set of pictures is 
worthy of the age, which counted some 
masters of the art among its politicians 
and statesmen. 



Another interesting deck of cards recently acquired by the Library is that published by Thomas 
Tuttell about 1701. An instrument maker and mathematician, he used each card to illustrate and describe 
the use of some mathematical or navigational instrument for sale at his shop. A number of cards from 
this set are shown on our first page. 



Both 



sets of cards are of considerable rarity and are described and illustrated in the great catalogue 
of Playing Cards of Various Ages and Countries. Selected from the Collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. 
which was published in London, 1892-1895. The three-volume set is kept in the Department of Special 
Collections. 



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University Microfilms: Catalogues of Available Titles 

Cumulative and subject catalogues of materials available in microfilm and xerox copies through Uni- 
versity Microfilms, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, are now on file with Sam Margolis, in the Acquisitions De- 
partment. The firm is one of the chief sources for such copies of rare and out-of-print books, periodicals, 
and newspapers. 

The basic University Microfilms catalogue is a cumulative list, as of January, I960, of out-of-print 
books available in xerox form; titles appearing in this catalogue are not repeated in the later lists. The 
necessary bibliographical information and the price for each title are furnished. Scores of additional 
titles are included in the supplements for March and September, 1961, and in the cumulated list of April, 
1962. 

A separate list, cumulated as of May, 1962, includes nearly a thousand Russian-language books 
which are either out-of-print or difficult to obtain in this country. Most of the microfilm for this series 
was obtained from the Lenin Library in Moscow. And the supplement of September, 1961, lists selected 
issues of 28 Chinese-language periodicals not previously available here. 

Two other catalogues are a list of general works— bibliographies, indexes, union lists, dictionaries, 
and books about libraries, printing, and publishing— and a list of technological books on engineering, 
agriculture, business, manufacturing, building construction, and related fields. 

The catalogues of University Microfilms may be consulted at Mr. Margolis's desk, in Library 132, 
by calling extension 6345. 

Visitors 

Richard Mohr, of International Bookfinders, Beverly Hills, was a visitor in the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections on February 14. 

Martha Hackman, Supervising Social Science Librarian, and Morris Polar}, in charge of Reader Serv- 
ices, both of the Los Angeles State College Library, visited the Library on February 15 to discuss ref- 
erence services and organization. 

Billie Mae Poison, Head Cataloger at the Las Vegas campus Library of the University of Nevada, 
was a visitor in the Catalog Department for several days during the week of February 18. Her Library 
has decided to change from the Dewey Decimal system of classification to that of the Library of Con- 
gress, and Miss Poison came to UCLA to obtain information and assistance on the use of the new scheme. 

Milos Samardzija, Professor of Economics at the University of Belgrade, visited the Library on 
February 21 and 25 to discuss documentation and methods of photo-reproduction with members of the Li- 
brary staff and to discuss training of documentalists and information specialists with faculty members of 
the School of Library Service. 

Naomi Fukuda, Librarian of the International House of Japan, in Tokyo, visited UCLA for several 
days last week in the course of her three-month visit in the United States. Miss Fukuda has travelled 
under Rockefeller Foundation auspices to some twenty libraries in which Japanese collections are main- 
tained, to study problems of selection, acquisition, and processing of materials, and to discuss ways in 
which closer cooperation among such libraries may be developed. She is remembered at UCLA for her 
visit here three years ago as head of the field seminar of nine Japanese librarians who were studying 
the organization of reference services in American libraries. 

Emiliatio Ramirez, President of the Philippine Normal College, in Manila, visited the English Read- 
ing Room on February 28. He is visiting centers for the teaching of English as a second language, as a 
travel grantee of the Rockefeller Foundation, in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 



March 8, 1963 



73 



Exhibit on Isaac Foot and His Library 

Isaac Foot, Bibliophile," an exhibit prepared at the University Library on the Santa Barbara cam- 
pus, will be displayed in the Main Library at UCLA from March 15 to 24. At the same time there will be 

shown, in the exhibit cases of the Foyer and the Main Reading 
Room, a display on the Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book 
Collection Contest. The main exhibit, comprising materials by 
and about Isaac Foot, honors the man whose private library, one 
of the largest in Great Britain, was purchased a year ago by the 
University for distribution among the libraries on the several 
campuses. 

The Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot, a native of Cornwall, was for more 
than fifty years a solicitor in Plymouth, and was active in the 
Liberal and Labor parties. He served as a Labor Member of Par- 
liament from 1922 to 1924, and again from 1929 to 1935, during 
the latter term acting for a time as Secretary of Mines in the La- 
bor Cabinet. In 1930 and 1931 he was a member of the Round 
Table Conference on India, and in 1945 and 1946 he was Lord 
Mayor of Plymouth. 

In a letter to The Times on the occasion of Foot's death, his 
friend, the Rt. Hon. Lord Birkett, said that "perhaps the most im- 
portant thing about Isaac Foot was that he was a great Chris- 
tian . . .whose religious beliefs sustained him at all times and 
added an enchantment to life. If he was at home in the House of 
Commons, he was equally at home in the Cornish Methodist 
Chapel at Callington. He delighted in the hymns of Charles 
Wesley and Isaac Watts and had much of the Authorised Version of the Bible by heart. When he became 
Vice President of the Methodist Conference, he visited almost every part of the country, and I remem- 
ber . .. a meeting. . .when he spoke on 'Tyndale's New Testament.' I recall the scholarship, the wit and 
humour, the humanity and the tenderness, the great love of English prose and the beauty of that address 
as . . . [a, J truly memorable speech by a great master." 

Isaac Foot's library of more than 50,000 volumes, truly & scholar's collection, has greatly enriched 
the University's library system. It was particularly rich in seventeenth-century historical and theologi- 
cal materials, including Milton's controversial tracts, pamphlets, and early editions in fine bindings, such 
as On Divorce (1641), Iconoclastes (1649), and Areopagitica (1664). The Foot Library also contained a 
number of incunabula, including the Eggstein Bible (Strassburg, 1462), Homer's lltias et Odyssea (first 
edition, Florence, 1489), and Quintilian's Instilulcs (Venice, 1493). Also noteworthy was a large col- 
lection of nearly 1000 early Bibles (many of them incunabula) in many languages. 

The English history section of his library contained broadsides, pamphlets, and manuscripts by 
Oliver Cromwell and his contemporaries, and standard works and critical studies on Cromwell. (Foot, 
regarded as an authority on Cromwell, was Chairman of the Cromwell Association.) Many volumes in the 
library were devoted also to British India and other colonies. Although most of his collection was con- 
centrated upon seventeenth-century English history, there were among his books the works of virtually 
every major and minor English writer of the following centuries, including manuscripts, variant editions, 
biographies of the authors, and criticism. 



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Staff Activities and Publications 

Louis Piacenza, UCLA's Law Librarian, has been named by the Committee on Nominations to be 
President-Elect of the American Association of Law Libraries. Upon election, Mr. Piacenza will serve 
as President-Elect during 1963-64 and as President in 1964-65. 

Dorothy ffarmon, the Library's African Bibliographer, left last Friday on a book buying trip to 
Africa. During the next three months she will visit book dealers and libraries in Dakar, Abidjan, Ibadan, 
Lagos, Accra, Kumasi, Leopoldville, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Nairobi, Kampala, Dar-es-Salaam, Salis- 
bury, Lourenco Marques, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. 

Rudolf Engelbarts has accepted appointment to a third term, for 1963 to 1965, as a member of the 
American Library Association's Descriptive Cataloging Committee. 

Charlotte Georgi has a brief review of John Espey's The Anniversaries in the "New Books Appraised" 
section of the Library journal for February 15. 

Edwin Kaye has assumed the duties, during Donald Black's leave of absence, of Associate Editor 
of Calibrarian, the newsletter of the University of California Library Schools Alumni Association. 

The last page of the Times Literary Supplement of February 1 is given over to notices of recent 
bibliographical publications from American universities and libraries and the Bibliographical Society of 
America. Of the ten items reviewed, three are from UCLA: William A. Jackson's Bibliography & Liter- 
ary Studies, the 1962 Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Lecture, published by the library schools on the Berkeley 
and Los Angeles campuses; Vinton A. Dearing's Methods of Textual Editing, a publication by the Clark 
Library of the paper read at the Library's Seminar on Bibliography last May; and Michael Sadleir's Pas- 
sages from the Autobiography of a Bibliomaniac, with an Introduction by Bradford A. Booth, a booklet 
printed in a limited edition by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press and issued by the University Library 
on the occasion of an exhibit in September of books from the Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century 
Fiction. 

Cooking for a Crew 

A recent list from the Superintendent of Documents notifies cookbook collectors that they may now 
obtain the Navy-Marine Corps Recipe Service (NAVSANDA Publication no. 7) and its supplement on 
Submarine cookery. All recipes are for 100 portions, but the Service includes instructions for adjusting 
recipes to yield fewer or more servings, or "to use the amount of ingredients available." The importance 
of the latter consideration may be illustrated by recipe J-7 (New England Boiled Dinner), which requires 
40 lbs. of boneless beef and approximately 65 lbs. of vegetables, or by C-15 (Bayonne Bread), calling 
for 29}^ lbs. of flour and a cup of salt. 

Easy Chocolate Cake" (D-23) is recommended "for use aboard small craft" but nevertheless yields 
100 portions; and the 200-egg Plain Omelet (F-15) fills three navy-issue roasting pans, a prospect which 
might cause Mere Poularde herself to stop and think for a moment. 

The variety of dishes represented is amazing and encouraging. Many of the recipes were contri- 
buted by identified ships and installations: the USN Radio Station (R), Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii, has 
sent along such local specialties as Sweet and Sour Spareribs (J-96) and Teriyaki Steak (J-11); while 
the 14th Naval District Shore Patrol Headquarters has perhaps provided a new hangover remedy with its 
Tomato Juice Cake (D-22). 

Again, there is a hint of inner meaning here and there: what is the secret of the San Diego Naval 
Station's "Mystery Mocha Dessert"? the texture of the Apple Crisp eaten aboard USS Tusk.' the real 
function of the Swedish Meat Balls made at the U.S. Naval Schools, Mine Warfare, Yorktown, Va.? 



March 8, 1963 75 



Descartes Acquisition Adds New Strength to 17th-Centory Holdings 

The Descartes collection of Mr. L. J. Beck, which has recently been acquired by the Library, con- 
tains most of the early editions and translations of Descartes' work through which they made their tre- 
mendous impact on the intellectual history of Western Europe. The virtue of having such books is that 
scholars who come to UCLA can thereby see the same texts that were seen by, and greatly influenced, 
many of the outstanding intellects of the seventeenth century. 

Another reason why the Beck collection will be of extraordinary scholarly effectiveness at UCLA 
is its powerful support by our present holdings in seventeenth-century materials, to say nothing of those 
in nearby libraries such as the Huntington. Our own holdings that are relevant to Cartesian studies fall 
into the following rough classifications: (1) a massive body of general background materials, much of 
it assembled under advice from the departments of F^nglish, French, and History; (2) a strong collection 
of seventeenth-century editions of the most outstanding scientific works of Western Europe, on both 
sides of the Channel; (3) great strength in materials for the study of Descartes' chief continental suc- 
cessors, Spinoza and Leibniz; and (4) considerable initial strength in seventeenth-century editions of 
Descartes and his contemporaries, especially those in philosophy and science. 

A few comments on these classifications are perhaps in order. Acquisitions in the literary and in- 
tellectual history of seventeenth-century Europe have been vigorously assembled for several years by a 
variety of scholars, such as those engaged in the California Dryden edition and those who are developing 
the history of the medical sciences. Descartes' scholastic background will be provided for by the pres- 
ent project to xerograph the early printed editions of major philosophers in the scholastic tradition; for 
example, xerographed copies of the philosophical texts that Descartes studied while he was in college 
will soon be acquired for the Library. 

Invaluable sources for the study of Descartes' immediate effect on Europe are available in the 
splendid, and nearly exhaustive, Spinoza collection of the late Abraham Wolf. And sources for the study 
of the slightly remoter effects of his work are available in the extensive body of materials by and about 
Leibniz. This collection includes, it should be noted, microfilm of the nearly one hundred manuscript 
pages that still lie unedited in the State Library of Hanover. 

The general picture of our holdings in this field is that of a wide and variegated background under- 
lying a network of mutually supporting strong points. The addition of the Beck collection under these 
conditions maximizes its utility and, at the same time, occupies an important place in one of the Library's 
most attractive instruments for scholarly research. 

R. M. Yost 

Department of Philosophy 



The Dean Goes Abroad 

Dean Powell, of the School of Library Service, is on sabbatical leave this semester, after having 
recently completed a book which he calls a reader's guide to Arizona and New Mexico. On March 18 he 
and Mrs. Powell leave for Europe, with stops scheduled at Zurich, Salzburg, Madrid, Paris, and, finally, 
London, where they will be domiciled for the month of May. 

In Great Britain the Dean will visit the library schools at London and Loughborough, and will ad- 
dress the annual meeting of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. He will also be buying books 
for the Clark Library. 

Mr. Powell will return to teach in summer session. During his absence, Andrew Horn is Acting 
Dean of the School and Mr. Vosper is Acting Director of the Clark Library. 



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Ars Poetica Ex Machino? 

Constant Reader, down at the Navy Electronics Laboratory in San Diego, has sent us, without com- 
ment, a versified abstract forming a part of R. W. Newcomb's A Nurireciprociil n-Port Brunc Synthesis 
(Stanford Electronics Laboratories, Systems Theory Laboratory Technical Report no. 2254-5, November, 
1962), which we reprint, without comment, as follows: 

Abstract 

This work sets forth n-port designs 
Including gyrators, as one soon finds. 

Minim in element number reactive. 
Bypassing complex constituents resistive, 

In two cases, McNdillan's model revised 

Yields the skew type Brunc sections emphasized. 

'California. University, Los AngeSes.' 

When the Regents of the University of California adopted official names for the several campuses in 
December, 1958, a committee, appointed by Rudolf Engelbarts, Head of the Catalog Department, started 
work on a proposed revision of the entries in the main card catalog under "California. University." to 
make them consistent with the official names. The committee, later in 1959, submitted a list of revised 
entries which was approved by the Library administration and the heads of departments and branches, 
and hoped that the revision of the entries from their existing cumbersome form (e.g., "California. Univer- 
sity. University at Los Angeles.") could be started at once. But in the meantime Seymour Lubetzky and 
others proposed new rules for entry, and it was decided to await decisions on these rules so that all the 
changes could be made at once. 

In January of this year, photographers began microfilming the card catalog in preparation for pub- 
lishing a book catalog of our Library, and it became imperative to change the outdated University of 
California entries immediately. Jeannette Hagan and Helen More, members of the original committee ap- 
pointed to make the changes, found that working in the comparative quiet of Saturdays, in addition to the 
regular work week, was the only way to accomplish the feat in the two weeks or so that remained before 
the photographers reached "California" in the catalog. Two student assistants were drafted to help by 
crossing off extraneous words or typing on new entries. The catalogers had to make distinctions, here- 
tofore not clear, between entries under "California. University." which might refer to either the statewide 
University or the Berkeley campus. 

Miss Hagan and Miss More were assisted by several members of the Catalog Department staff in 
checking some 2500 cards, entering changes on about 80 per cent of these, typing and filing about 1500 
cross-reference cards for the main card catalog, the branch library catalogs, and the continuations file 
in the Catalog Department, and preparing about 200 new authority cards to record the cross-references. 
On the day before the photographers reached the crucial trays, the last of the corrected cards were made 
and filed. 

The main card catalog now has cards filed in order under "California. University." (for the state- 
wide University); "California. University, Berkeley."; "California. University, Davis."; "California. 
University, Irvine."; "California. University, Los Angeles."; and so on for all the rest. 



March 8, 1963 77 

Campus Will Be Host for SLA Dinner Meeting 

Staff members are cordially invited to a dinner meeting of the Southern California chapter of the 
Special Libraries Association, to be held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. 
Dinner reservations, at $3.50, should be made with Charlotte Georgi, in the Business Administration Li- 
brary, by March 15. 

George Robbins, Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration, and Robert Vos- 
per and Paul Miles, of the Library, will speak at the dinner, and there will be guided tours of the Busi 
ness Administration Library, the We-<tern Data Proce»sing '. enter, and other areas of the Business .Ad- 
ministration < enter 

Catholic Librarians to Meet in Los Angeles 

The 39th annual convention of the Catholic Library Association will be held at the Ambassador 
Hotel, April 16 to 19. Among the speakers at the several sessions will be two faculty members from 
the School of Library Service, Seymour Lubetzky, speaking to the Cataloging and Classification Sec- 
tion on "The Education and Making of a Cataloger," and Frances Clarke Sayers, who will address a 
meeting of the Elementary School Libraries Section. 

Several articles in the February issue of the Catholic Library World are concerned, appropriately 
enough, with the forthcoming convention. One, by the Rev. Francis J. Weber, of the Catholic University 
of America, is a description of the Estelle Doheny Collection at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, and 
another, by Tom Neal, of Dawson's Book Shop, is on "The Antiquarians," a travel guide to the rare book 
dealers of Los Angeles and vicinity. 

Some Unique Materials in the Motion Picture Arts 

The rapid growth of independent film companies in the production of motion pictures has contributed 
to the demise of some of the smaller studios. This, in turn, has affected the Theater Arts Library in 
two ways: special materials have, in some instances, become available to UCLA from such studios, 
either by purchase or as gifts; and the independent producers who do not have their own research librar- 
ies are, in many cases, coming to depend on the research facilities here. As a consequence, the Theater 
Arts Library has been given a good start toward the building of a unique and important collection, to 
which a number of other gifts and purchases have also contributed. 

Some of the acquisitions have been collections of films. Among these are an extensive archive of 
American and British documentary films made during the 1930's and 40's, a collection of some 60,000 
feet of Nazi newsreels and propaganda films, a file of 10,000 production still photographs from American 
motion pictures, the I6mm film prints and screenplays of Dudley Nichols, and many early publicity and 
production photographs for firms such as Keystone and Universal and for persons such as Ince and 
Chaplin. The Library has some 500 scripts of screenplays, representing works from most of the Ameri- 
can and British studios during the period of sound motion pictures. Other special collections are a di- 
versified lot of early posters, programs, and advertising campaign books for American film productions, 
fifty-two notebooks containing clippings of film reviews from 1940 to 1958, the complete depository of 
storyboard drawings and art direction materials for all productions by Stanley Kramer, and the tape rec- 
ordings of interviews of motion-picture pioneers conducted by Arthur Friedman, Associate Professor of 
Theater Arts. 

These and similar materials form laboratory examples of cinema art and serve as primary sources 
for research in motion-picture history. Special catalogs and lists in the Theater Arts Library provide 
access to the collections of films, scripts, art work, and other unique materials. 



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Support of KPFK and the Freedom to Listen 

The Library Staff Association resolved, among other business transacted at the general membership 
meeting last week, to petition Newton Minow, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in 
support of granting a broadcasting license to Pacifica Foundation's noncommercial FM station KPFK. 
The vote for the resolution was unanimous, as was that favoring adoption of amendments to membership 
provisions in the Association's Constitution. 

Fan Mail 

(From a letter by a faculty member to Norah Jones, the College Librarian. ) 

... I must say that one of the great pleasures I have had teaching here has been the 
unfailing cooperation of the Reserve Book Room and the College Library in making the es- 
sential tools of teaching— books— so easily available to my students. Whether they took 
advantage of the riches so bountifully spread before them, I have no way of knowing with 
certainty. But they were available! And for that I shall always be grateful to you and 
your staff. 

Closed Entry: 'Bulletin' Goes Out with a Bang 

The Librarian regrets to record the demise of the Library Staff Bulletin, a monthly newsletter is- 
sued by our neighbor, the Library of the University of Southern California. Lewis F. Stieg, USC's Chief 
Librarian, announced in an article ("Ave atque Vale") in the January 25 issue that the Librarian's Ad- 
visory Council decided to cease publication as of that date. Taking the place of the Bulletin, \dr. Stieg 
said, would be weekly directives and notes sent from the Librarian's Office to USC Library staff mem- 
bers only, and a projected semi-annual newsletter designed for distribution to faculty, friends of the Li- 
brary, and other university libraries. 

We have been especially pleased to see the development of the Bulletin since last September, when 
Ruth Pryor, of the USC Library's Reference Department, assumed the editorship. In the last five issues, 
we have particularly noted what have seemed to be increasingly more interesting articles— acquisitions 
notes, conference reports, book reviews, bibliographical comments of sundry kinds— and a readily discern- 
ible editorial style marked by zest, wit, and a high intelligence. 

The valedictory number is a fine case in point. The lead article, by Sam Kula, is an informative 
account of the British National Film Archive, in London. Elsewhere in the January 25 issue are com- 
ments on the censorship pressures on certain local libraries concerning The Last Temptation of Christ, 
by Nikos Kazantzakis; notes on exhibits of Carl Sandburg's works, the "Amos 'n' Andy" show, and 

Christmas in American Literature;" brief reviews of seven books; and miscellaneous notes on visitors, 
staff activities, and the like. We were pleased— and somewhat chagrined-to find so much news about UCLA 
in that final issue, including coverage of at least one Library event that was far more perceptive than 
the report published in these pages. 

Mr. Stieg, Miss Pryor, and their associates should be encouraged to continue their highly effective 
work of communicating to bookmen news of Library events at USC. We await the appearance of the Bul- 
letin's successor publication with best wishes and great expectations. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Lditor: J. M. Kdelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: William Conway, Robert Faris, Sue Folz, Charlotte Georgi, Anthony Hall, Shirley Hood, Ardis Lodge, 
Samuel Margolis, Fverett Moore, Helen More, Lawrence ("lark Powell, Helene Schimansky, Gretchen 
Taylor, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 10 March 22, 1963 



Secretary Perkins to Speck to Library Staff 

The Honorable Frances Perkins, former Secretary of Labor and first woman member of the Cabinet, 
will speak to Library staff members on Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m., as part of the program series of 
the Staff Association. (The place for the meeting has not been determined as of this writing.) Secretary 
Perkins is on campus as Regents' Lecturer, and will deliver several public addresses this month and 
next. She has not yet decided upon the subject of her talk to the staff, but has indicated a preference 
for an informal atmosphere. Association officers suggest, therefore, that we might help put our guest at 
ease by preparing questions and suggesting topics on which we would like to hear her comments. 

'Art and Intellect' Exhibit: Books on Aesthetic Theory 

"Art & Intellect: Twentieth-Century Aesthetic Theory" is the title of an exhibit which will be shown 
in the Main Library from March 25 to April 14. The display, designed and assembled by Gretchen Taylor, 
will feature a selection of books and manifestoes which set forth the theories of twentieth-century artists 
and critics on the meanings and functions of the visual arts, and on the relationship of the arts to modern 
society. 

The exhibit will be shown in conjunction with the Chancellor's Conference on the Cultural Arts, to 
be held on campus from April 5 to 7. The Library will issue, for distribution at the exhibit, a leaflet on 
"Art & Intellect," containing brief statements of aesthetic theory selected from books in the display. 

Friends Honor Benjamins and Belts 

Dr. and Mrs. John Benjamin, of Rochester, New York, and Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt, of Los Angeles, 
have been made honorary members of the Friends of the UCLA Library, in recognition of their notable 
generosity to the Library. The awards, the first such honorary memberships for major donors, were an- 
nounced by Robert Moes, President of the Friends, at the organization's dinner meeting last week. Spe- 
cial certificates for the honorary members have been designed and printed by William Cheney, of the 
Auk Press. 

Gift to the BA Library 

A complete set of the Annals of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters was 
given to the Business Administration Library this month by the Society's Pacific Coast Chapter, thanks 
to the efforts of Irving Pfeffer, Professor of Insurance. J. E. Hutton, Chapter president and executive 
assistant of the Farmer's Insurance Group, Rees E. Reston, founder and past president of the Society, 
and Chuck Galfand, associate of the Rees E. Reston Insurance Company, visited the Library on March 1 
to present the set. 



80 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Helen Riley will leave her position as Head of the Graduate Reading Room at the end of this month. 
She will move to Chico, California, and in April will wed Simon Carfagno, Assistant Professor of Music 
at Chico State College. 

Except for her year at library school in Berkeley and her five years as a branch assistant at the 
Fresno Public Library, Miss Riley has been a Uclan, both as student and staff member. Her varied pro- 
fessional assignments here ranged from the Catalog Department to the William Andrews Clark Memorial 
Library, from the General Reference and Bibliography section of the Reference Department to the Grad- 
uate Reading Room. In each she performed with her characteristic intelligence, loyalty, and concern 
for the needs of library users. 

During her time of service to the University, Helen Riley also managed to earn her Master's degree 
in English, to serve as President of the Staff Association, and to participate quietly and effectively 
year after year in such professional and academic activities as the UCLA Faculty Women and the var- 
ious staff seminars. She will be greatly missed. 

P.A. 



Mrs. Joyce Fresh has joined the Biomedical Library staff as Administrative Assistant. She has 
had business training at the Katharine Gibbs School, in New York, and has studied languages at the 
University of Munich. 

Joseph Gantner has resigned from his position as a Reference Librarian in the Biomedical Library 
to accept an appointment as the Librarian of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on the San Diego 
campus of the University. 

Rose Godlewicz, newly appointed as Senior Library Assistant in the University Elementary School 
Library, has previously worked as a student assistant while enrolled in education courses at UCLA. 

Mrs. Merry Magie, Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, has submitted her resigna- 
tion and will accompany her husband to Indiana. 

Baby for the Rosenstocks 

A daughter, Eva Marianna, was born to Michael and Janet Rosenstock on March 5 at Cedars of 
Lebanon Hospital. 

Visitors 

Rosemary Neiswvndcr, assistant librarian at the Rand Corporation, and compiler of the recent 
Special Libraries Association bibliography, Guide to Russian Reference and Language Aids, visited 
the Business Administration Library on March 7. Miss Neiswender is a former staff member of our 
Circulation Department and Periodicals Reading Room. 

Nancy Corbin, Serials Acquisition Librarian on the University's San Diego campus, visited the 
Serials Department on March 7 to confer with Miss Norton about placement of orders, subscription 
agents, and serials records. 

R. A. Ski'ltun, Keeper of Maps and Superintendent of the Map Room of the British Museum, visited 
the Department of Special Collections on March 8. On March 11 Mr. Skelton delivered a public lecture 
at UCLA on the history of cartography, with the sponsorship of the Department of Geography and the 
University Library. 



March 22, 1963 



81 



BOSTON READERS 



By Dahl 



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(Dahl, in the Boston Herald; reprinted by permission.) 



Ethnomuslcology Materials Used for Noon Listening Hours 



Recordings from the Ethnomuslcology Archive are being played each Thursday noon in Schoenberg 
auditorium. The concerts feature a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music from several cultures. 
The next two concerts are on "The Music of Persia" (March 28) and "The Arabic Tradition in Music of 
the Middle East' (April 4). 

Testimonial 

From a mash note recently received, this time from an administrative Dean: "During the months 
past— and, indeed, for many years— 1 have spent hours on end browsing & searching in the UCLA Library. 
There I have found joy & solace, excitement & peace, solitude & cheer. And always I have found a con- 
spiracy of helpfulness and good will." 



Stomp Collectors Will Meet Again 

The UCLA Philatelic Club will meet next Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Business Administration Li- 
brary, GBA 1400G. One of the Club members will exhibit his collection, and door prizes will be 
given. 



82 UCLA Librarian 



Publications and Activities 

Frances Clarke Sayers has published "Summoned by Books," her address at the California Library 
Association annual conference at Coronado last October, in the California Librarian for January. 

Mr. Vosper's address, "La biblioteca universitaria negli Stati Uniti d'America," has been reprinted 
in Convegno di studi sulle hiblioteche universitarie (Pubblicazioni della Soprintendenza Bibliografica 
per la Campania e la Calabria, n. 8, Naples, 1962). 

Daisy Pasternak spoke on the history of Hungarian literature, during a program on Hungarian cul- 
ture held for UCLA faculty members and graduate students in linguistics and folklore, on March 11 at 
the home of Bjorn CoUinder, Visiting Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages. 

Alex Baer, Slavic Bibliographer, has prepared an accessions list for distribution to interested 
faculty members, entitled A Selected List of Recent Additions to the Slavic Collection. The first num- 
ber is dated January-March 1963, and hereafter it will be issued monthly. 

Man-Hing Mok will attend the fifteenth annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies on 
March 25 to 27, in Philadelphia, and, on March 28, will participate in a meeting of the Committee on 
American Library Resources on the Far East. 

Che-Hwei Lin has been appointed Lecturer in the Department of Oriental Languages and will teach 
a course in Japanese bibliography in the Spring semester of 1964. 

Doyce Nunis spoke to the San Gabriel Valley Civil War Roundtable, on March 14, on "Joseph Lan- 
caster Brent, California Confederate." 

Mr. Nunis has been reappointed for another year of service on the Documents Committee of the So- 
ciety for the History of Technology. 

Mrs. Tollman Aids New Science Library at Arizona. 

Mrs. Johanna Tallman, Librarian of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, spent the 
first week of March surveying the organization and plans for the new Science Library at the University 
of Arizona. The Library will be housed next fall in a new three-story building and has been designed 
specifically to be a large divisional library, will open, direct-access stacks, liberally interspersed with 
reading tables, study carrels, and seminar rooms. The collection will include all of the University Li- 
brary's holdings in science, medicine, and technology, and all pertinent government documents. 

Mrs. Tallman advised the Library administration on such matters as the distribution of the collec- 
tion in the building for maximum effectiveness, the extent of library services to be rendered, the devel- 
opment of the card catalog to suit the special needs of scientists, and the selection of qualified staff 
members. An integrated Science Library should prove to have special importance in serving the Uni- 
versity administration's aim to attract leading scientists to the Arizona campus. 

Ex Libris 

The following plaintive message was found on a bookplate in an item received in the Catalog De- 
partment: 

Please return this book. You may think this a strange request, but 1 find 
that though many of my friends are poor arithmeticians, they are nearly all 
good book-keepers. 



March 22, 1963 83 



A Manuscript History of Los Angeles 

Many Americans, around the turn of the century, became aware of their history and began to remin- 
isce about the origins of their communities. Long-time residents would often compile local histories 
based on the recollections of pioneers as well as on manuscripts and printed materials. 

George W. Hazard (1842-1914), an early resident of Southern California, saw Los Angeles grow from 
a little Mexican town into a city of nearly half a million inhabitants. In 1853 he had made the overland 
trip from Chicago to Los Angeles in a prairie schooner with his parents. His brother Henry, who also 
accompanied the family on this journey, became a prominent citizen of Los Angeles and one of the city's 
mayors. 

George, instead of becoming prosperous like his brother Henry, collected some ten thousand items 
relating to Southern California— books, manuscripts, personal recollections, maps, pictures, and other 
records— and from this wealth of information planned to publish a history of Los Angeles. He was able, 
by means of subsidies from his brother, to employ as editor Verne Dyson, a promising young writer and 
a contributor to numerous journals and newspapers. A subscription book promoter from New York agreed 
to publish the work and printed a handsome thirty-two page prospectus of the book, which was to be 
called. History of Los Angeles and Vicinity from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. A sub- 
scription campaign began and the Hazard Historical Association was formed. The book was to sell for 
thirty dollars, half to be paid when the purchaser signed the contract and the other half when the book 
was distributed, but the promoter stopped his activities in 1914 when George Hazard died. Mr. Dyson 
urged Henry Hazard and other members of the family to supply the necessary funds for the publication of 
the history in memory of George, but this proposal was rejected. Hazard's collections of historical ma- 
terials, along with the unfinished manuscript history of Los Angeles, were then purchased by Mr. Dyson. 

Verne Dyson continued to add to the Hazard collection and to compile data for the history. In 1920, 
he sailed for Shanghai, taking along the collection which now filled five large trunks. On this voyage he 
met a Spanish priest who helped in translating some Spanish documents. During an eight-year stay in 
China and a five-year residence in Manila (where he taught English and Chinese history at the University 
of the Philippines), he slowly continued to write the history— some information relating to Los Angeles 
was found in the archives at Manila. The Hazard collection accompanied him from the Philippines to 
New York City by way of the Suez Canal. 

The Hazard collection, augmented by Dyson's additions, was unfortunately dispersed in New York, 
but the 525-page manuscript history which Dyson completed after his retirement in 1962, and the pros- 
pectus printed in 1914 for Hazard's projected book, were recently acquired by the Department of Special 
Collections. The manuscript bears the title. The Life of Los Angeles: The City of the Century. 

Retrievalese Spoken Here 

Retrieval of documents requires both "hardware" and "software." Hardware connotes 
those mechanical devices (ranging from edge-punched cards to elaborate digital computers) 
that identify labels for, and may even deliver originals or copies of, documents once the 
documents have been properly indexed or otherwise identified. Software connotes the in- 
creasing variety of ways by which retrieval systems may selectively reach the document: 
conventional catalog entries, keywords, abstracts, permuted title indexes, citation indexes, 
etc.; and the programing systems that would let us take full advantage of such modes of 
access. Without adequate software, hardware cannot help and sometimes can hurt. 

(From the Weinberg Report, Science, Government, and Information, The President's Science Advisory 
Committee, 1963, p. 34.) 



84 UCLA Libnirian 



Le Chat Gris 

So far as is known, no tears were publicly shed in Berkeley when a certain historic landmark there 
was demolished to make room for one more University building. The structure had lately been occupied 
by University Extension, but before that it had housed a restaurant which flourished down through the 
'thirties, and was frequented faithfully by such an important segment of University society that it was 
immortalized— with some touches of camouflage— as Le Chat Gris, in George R. Stewart's novel, Doctor's 
Oral (1939). Pre-World War II Berkeleyans have identified it as essentially Drake's Restaurant, on Ban- 
croft Way. 

The several strata of diners at Le Chat Gris sorted themselves out on the three levels of the res- 
taurant, Mr. Stewart said, and the habitues of the upstairs were said "to refer significantly to so-and-so 
as a 'downstairs' person, and even to dub that whole region disrespectfully as 'Lee Shot Grease.' " 

"The people, the patrons, established the atmosphere of the upstairs ... It would, however, be 
hard for anyone to define just what this atmosphere was or who were the people who produced it, al- 
though Professor Martiness had described them in an epigram which attained national circulation as 
'habitues, bitues, and sons of bitues.' " 

The clientele, Mr. Stewart wrote, was predominantly from a few departments of the University. Eng- 
lish and philosophy might account for a third of them. "Add French, the other languages, government, 
sociology, and economics, and you could include almost all; the rest were strays from such places as 
art, music, history, and anthropology. One could note the significant absence of the great departments 
of science ... If there was one point more than another upon which Le Chat Gris held unified opinion, 
it was that scientific people (no matter how much they like to call each other brilliant) were personally 
very dull downstairs individuals." 

Le Chat Gris worshipped brilliancy of intellect. That was clear. But nervous townspeople tended 
to be less than happy in finding that in politics it was leftist. It knew "no snobbery of money or of 
social register." 

"But it had a deep snobbery based upon the vague feeling of your being a downstairs sort of per- 
son. You might eat there indefinitely, and yet never belong. It was no place to assume you could take 
your ease in your inn. The point of issue is hard to define. You hit at it by saying it was the Saturday 
Review against the Saturday Evening Post, or the Civil Liberties Union against the Union Club, or 
Grub Street against Main Street ..." 

No "snobbery of money" separated upstairs from downstairs society, to be sure. But this was aca- 
demic to our hero, whom we find, well along in the book, sweating out his fate in his Oral, which he 
had just completed, and thinking about how he'd have to get back tomorrow to his job at the little Hotel 
Brownley, where he watched desk and switchboard while Mr. and Mrs. Brownley ate lunch and took their 
naps. ("It wasn't much of a job, but he could eat on it, skimpily.") 

"A fellow had to eat," our hero mused, "no matter what happened. It would be swell if you could 
eat at a place like Le Chat Gris every day— just drop in and order a thirty- or forty-cent lunch." Up- 
stairs or down. 

The last trace of that affluent corner of University society in Berkeley was demolished by the 
wrecking crew just a few weeks ago. Its monument is in Mr. Stewart's book. 

(One irrelevancy may be relevant. There is still a Black Sheep Restaurant in Berkeley, as there 
was in the days of Le Chat Gris and Drake's. But it is all on one level, as it was in earlier days in a 
former location— except that then it was only upstairs. That location had to be abandoned when the site 
was needed for the University's new administration building.) 

E.T.M. 



March 22, 1963 85 



National Referral Center for Science and Technology 

The Library of Congress has announced, in its Information Bulletin of February 25, the establish- 
ment of a National Referral Center for Science and Technology, to operate within the Library of Congress, 
supported by the National Science Foundation. Early this month the Center began its first phase of 
operation, a service "to provide advice and guidance regarding the nation's scientific and technical in- 
formation resources" in response to individual requests for assistance. 

The Center is now engaged in an inventory of information resources for all fields of science and 
technology, such as information centers, special libraries, abstracting services, scientific journals, and 
governmental, academic, professional, and industrial services. This information, when it has been com- 
piled, will be published by the Center as directories and listings of information resources for selected 
fields. 

The Weinberg Report 

Science, Government, and Information, the Report of the President's Science Advisory Committee 
under the chairmanship of Alvin M. Weinberg, is being carefully studied by scientists and scholars for 
its thoughtful recommendations on ways to improve the communication of the burgeoning literature of 
science and technology. Librarians, of course, have an equally great interest in the problems discussed 
in the Report— action taken on its recommendations will have profound implications for academic, govern- 
mental, and specialized technical libraries. 

We are particularly interested, therefore, in several portions of the Report which stress matters of 
concern to university libraries. 

Colleges, universities, and technical schools, according to the Weinberg Re{X)rt, must aid students 
of science and technology to use the English language properly and to gain some proficiency in employ- 
ing the literature of their field and the bibliographies which make that literature accessible. "But our 
schools and colleges," the Report says, "will have to do more than insist on proficiency in handling the 
language . . . They will have to teach, much more aggressively than they have in the past, the techniques 
of technical communication." 

"Schools of science and technology have offered some training in use of the literature and in the 
techniques of communication, but their efforts have been sporadic," the Committee observes, and then 
goes on to suggest that "all professional societies in the sciences and in engineering adopt an official 
policy calling for training in the preparation and use of literature as part of the curriculum. Accredita- 
tion teams should subsequently inquire not only into the adequacy of the library, as in the past, but al- 
so into the ways in which its use is promoted and facilitated." 

And here the Report remarks, on a matter of long-standing concern to librarians, that "Government 
agencies supporting research at a university should recognize support of the library as a legitimate ex- 
pense." 

"Attempts to provide more adequate training in scientific communication and information retrieval 
encounter several problems," the Report continues. "The support of the college administration and de- 
partment heads must be gained. There are too few professors who are themselves sufficiently knowledge- 
able in the use of the literature to be able to teach the modern techniques effectively . . . 

"The technical man therefore needs the continuing and growing support of professionals who really 
know how to exploit the literature fully, and who are able to invent imaginative new approaches to the 
techniques of information transfer. 

"We therefore strongly support NSF's efforts to develop college and university programs aimed at 
attracting more science and engineering students to careers in technical information . . . We also 



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recommend that secondary school guidance officers learn more about career opportunities in modern tech- 
nical librarianship. The library profession has so far given only a token nod to the challenge presented 
by the radically new systems for organizing, sorting, and retrieving technical information. We believe 
this shortcoming would be overcome if more able scientists and engineers went into technical librarian- 
ship." 

Librarian's Notes 

In order to focus greater administrative support for the several physical sciences libraries, Mrs. 
Johanna Tallman, Librarian of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, is now taking on ex- 
panded responsibilities as our Engineering-Physical Sciences Librarian. The librarians in charge of 
the Physics, Chemistry, and Geology libraries will report to Mrs. Tallman, who will continue to be di- 
rectly responsible for the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. These several libraries not 
only are located near each other, but also have in common a variety of procurement and service prob- 
lems, and, with the expansion of interdisciplinary studies in such fields as the space sciences, have 
increasingly a common clientele and a need for a closely interrelated acquisitions program. Further- 
more, the current problems in the bibliographical control of scientific information require the kind of 
focussed attention that can come better through this coordinated effort. 

Mrs. Tallman, who initiated our library program when the School of Engineering was first established, 
is widely recognized as a leader in the field of technical librarianship. She has taught courses in the 
School of Library Service and in Engineering Extension, and she is frequently called upon by industrial 
and governmental libraries for consultative advice. My hope by this new appointment is to put her superb 
talents to the fullest possible use. When the Library's central administrative departments move to the 
North Campus Library, this new pattern will provide strong administrative guidance close at hand to the 
several libraries involved. 

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UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Editor: J.M. Edelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: Page Ackerman, Ann Briegleb, Charlotte Georgi, Ralph Johnson, Edmond Mignon, Juli Miller, 
Man-HingMok, Everett Moore, Elizabeth Norton, Helene Schimansky, Johanna Tallman, Gretchen Taylor, 
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Volume 16, Number 11 



April 5, 1963 




North Campus Library: A Progress Report 

Rapid building progress is apparent in the accompanying photograph of the North Campus Library 
(taken from the east on the terrace of the Theater Arts Building), in which may be seen the erection of 
walls for the top floor. Construction work should be finished on October 2, according to Robert W. Ross, 
the University Project Architect, and by mid-November, following final inspections, the building should 
be accepted by the Regents. Thereafter, steel shelving, costing about a half million dollars, will be in- 
stalled, and in December the Library plans to begin moving books to the new Library. 

Plans and specifications for the steel shelving are now completed, the Card Catalog cases will be 
placed on order by June, and the furniture for public areas of the Library is now being selected. The 
first deliveries of furniture and equipment will begin about December 15, when the steel shelving has 
been installed. 

The movement of books, according to provisional schedules, will be approximately 75 percent com- 
plete by the last week of January, 1964. From the time that the first books are sent to the new building, 
an inter-library pneumatic book tube will begin operation, so that books may be paged back to the Loan 
Desk in the present Main Library for delivery to borrowers. The Library's public service and technical 
processing departments will open for service in the new building during the period between semesters in 



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the last week of January. Perhaps one-fourth of the book collection will, at that time, remain to be 
moved from the old building, and so the paging of materials by means of the pneumatic book tube will 
then take place in the opposite direction, sending books for delivery to users at the Loan Desk in the 
new building. Full library service will be provided in the North Campus Library on or about February 3, 
1964, in the first week of the spring semester. 

General Meeting of the Staff Association 

The next general meeting of the Library Staff Association will be on Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m., 
in Room 141 of the Physics Building. Items on the agenda include a review of the Association's finan- 
cial strength, both current and prospective, a report on the plans for the staff room in the North Campus 
Library, and further revelations of the activities of the Welfare Committee. 

Personnel Note 

Mrs. Donnarae MacCann, Librarian of the University Elementary School, will take a leave of absence 
from April 8 to August 23, to accompany her husband to Korea, where he will be a consultant on film 
writing to the U.S. Department of State. 

Publications and Activities 

Kate Steinitz has written about her memories of the artist Kurt Schwitters for the Bulletin of the 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (volume 16, number 2, 1962). In prefatory remarks, James Elliott, 
the Museum's Director of Fine Arts, expresses gratitude to Mrs. Steinitz "for what is surely the most 
lively and amusing article yet to appear" in the Bulletin. 

James Mink is the new editor for the Notes and Documents section of the Southern California Quar- 
terly, a feature which had previously been edited by the late J. Gregg Layne. Mr. Mink's first install- 
ment, in the March issue, is on "Recent Southern Californiana" additions— books, manuscripts, private 
papers— in several California libraries. 

Lawrence Clark Powell has written the Introduction to "An Islandian on the Islands," a letter by 
Austin T. Wright, published in the March number of the Southern Califumia Quarterly. 

Elizabeth Norton has reviewed, also in the March issue of the Quarterly, Edward Cleveland Kemble's 
A History of California Newspapers, 1846-1858. 

Donald Black and James Cox are the authors of IBM (.ircuhilion Control at the University of Cali- 
fornia Library, Los Angeles: A Preliminary Report, which has just been issued by the Library. 

Louise Darling is attending a symposium on the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System, 
at the National Library of Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland, April 4-5. 

Mr. Vosper will speak on "Reading: The Private Quest," on Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m., in Room 
147, Economics Building. His talk is one in the series of Faculty Lectures on "The Uses of Leisure." 

Donald Black's paper on "Library Mechanization," first given last Spring in an address to the Med- 
ical Library Group of Southern California, has been published in the Fall issue of Sci-Tech News. 

William Woods and Sylva Manoogian have compiled a 72-page list of Serials Received in the Busi- 
ness Administration Library, March 1963, including titles and call numbers for nearly 1300 serials cur- 
rently received. Reference copies of the list may be consulted at the Circulation Desk and in the per- 
iodicals stacks, of the Business Administration Library, and at the Reference Desk in the Main Library. 



April 5, 1963 



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Fleecestreet on Stonebone, or, Pig Latin in o Poke 

Judge Jason Augustus Fleecestreet has entered the lists in the great Pig Latin controversy, here- 
tofore dominated by such authorities as Gen. Cyclops Stonebone, B. Sacto-Hirano, and H. Dick Arkwright. 

The latest publication in this field of linguistics has just been issued, 
Fleecestreet' s Improved Pig Latin Grammar for Modem Scholars, adapted from 
(actually a rather snide attack upon) Stonebone's Four Basic Dialects of 
Pig Latin. The work at hand, a finely printed miniature book, 1-5/8 by 
2-3/8 inches, bound in sassy marbled boards and a patent leather spine, 
may be had from Dawson's Book Shop for $5. Only 200 copies were printed 
at The Press in the Gatehouse, believed to be one of the many fictitious 
names used by local fly-by-night printer William Cheney. 

The tome has everything the modern scholar could wish. There is a 
text, with lots of italics, a Latin tag, generous use of brackets, accent 
marks, and suchlike; there are very long footnotes. There are appended a 
critical note by Stonebone's Niece (the General died mysteriously in 1953), 
a Bibliography, an Index, an "Appended Note from our Readers," and a colo- 
phon. The running heads are in Gothic type. All this on 33 pages. 











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Judge Fleecestreet, we regret to report, has neglected to include in his treatment of Dialect III 
(Platysyllabic or Broad Pig Latin) a variant form which is a living tongue among certain adult Americans— 
namely, Con Language, or, more properly, Ceizon Leizanguage. In this speech, used by prison inmates, eiz 
(two syllables, long e and short i, as in "he is") is inserted after the initial consonant of each word. Using 
the phrase example favored by Fleecestteet, Ceizanyeizou heizearmeize? means "Can you hear me?" The use 
of this variant in long sentences spoken rapidly results, intentionally, in a sound like a congress of squeaky bug- 
gies. Users of the jargon delude themselves into supposing that it is thereby incomprehensible to their 
warders, forgetting that the guards (screizews) have been in the wall longer than most of their charges. 

The foregoing is offered solely in a spirit of helpfulness and in the hope that it may find place in a 
subsequent publication of Fleecestreet's findings, which we trust shall appear unless the Judge, like the 
General, meets an untimely end. 



CLA-CURLS Joint Meeting on Campus 

The University will be host to the joint meeting on Saturday, April 20, of the Southern District of the 
California Library Association and the Southern California College, University, and Research Libraries 
Section. Morning and afternoon meetings will be held in Room 147, Economics Building, and a buffet 
lunch will be served in the Humanities Court. 

Clayton Brown, language arts librarian at Los Angeles State College, and President of the Southern 
California CURLS, will preside over the morning session, at which Mr. Vosper will welcome the confer- 
ence attenders to UCLA and William Eshelman, Librarian of Los Angeles State College, will lead a dis- 
cussion on Webster's Third New International Dictionary by Francis Christensen, of the Department of 
English at USC, Edmond Mignon, of the Reference Department of the UCLA Library, and B. Hunter 
Smeaton, of the Department of English at LASC. 

Stanley Wolpert, of UCLA's Department of History, will speak about his novel on the assassination 
of Gandhi, Nine Hours to Rama, during the afternoon session, which will be chaired by Barbara Boyd, 
of the School of Library Service, President of the Southern District of CLA. Mike Janusz, folksinger and 
member of the Interlibrary Loans staff, will perform at the closing part of the program. 



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Our Growing Derttistry Collections 

The Biomedical Library is now serving another specialty in the health sciences, that of dentistry. 
For the past year and a half the Library has been building a research collection in the field of oral biol- 
ogy, the major purpose being to serve UCLA's new School of Dentistry. 

From a beginning collection in 1961 of 49 current serials in dentistry, holdings have been extended 
to 305 serial titles, with a further 49 titles in process of addition. Dental publications from 53 foreign 
countries, principally France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, the Scandinavian nations, and the 
Soviet Union, are received, and 93 discontinued serial sets have also been added, more than one-third 
of these being complete. 

The Biomedical Library has also undertaken an extensive program of acquiring monographs in den- 
tistry. Two historical collections have been acquired to form a firm grounding for the study of the his- 
tory of dentistry, and additional historical items are being added as they become available. 

A comprehensive collection of current domestic monographs in dentistry is being assembled, with a 
broad sampling of current foreign publications. Dental research in Germany and Japan is particularly 
well represented in the Library, and efforts are being made to give good representation to South American 
publications. American doctoral dissertations in dentistry are systematically collected, as are the non- 
trade publications of dental schools and dental societies. 

The field of dentistry is considered in its broadest aspects in building the collection in the Bio- 
medical Library, where the books are shelved and serviced as an integral part of the broad collection of 
medical and life sciences. 

Musicologists Meet at the Clark Library 

Members of the Southern California chapter of the American Musicological Society were entertained 
at the Clark Library on Saturday afternoon, March 16, prior to their dinner meeting at USC. Rare musical 
items from the Library's holdings were displayed on tables in the Rare Book Rooms and the Reading 
Room, and staff members provided refreshments in the Drawing Room. Mr. Conway spoke briefly on the 
history of the Library, its founder, and the collections. The program was arranged by Paul J. Revitt, of 
the Department of Music. 

Revised Schedule of Bus Service to the Clark Library 

The Chancellor's Office has announced a slightly revised schedule, now in effect, for the Univer- 
sity's bus service between the main campus and the Clark Library. 

The bus leaves campus from the flag pole each weekday morning at 8:15, when requested. On Mon- 
days and Fridays the bus leaves the Clark Library at 11:30 a.m., arriving on campus at noon, and on 
Wednesdays leaves the Clark at 4:15 p.m., arriving on campus at 5:00. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the 
bus will make two round trips, upon request, returning to campus the first time at noon, leaving from the 
flag pole again at 1:00, and finally leaving the Clark at 4:15 to arrive on campus at 5:00. 

Staff members and students desiring to use the bus service should notify the Librarian's Office be- 
fore 4 p.m. on the weekday preceding the day transportation is needed. 

Bus service will also be provided, upon request, to the Clark Library and the Huntington Library on 
Saturdays. The bus will leave the campus at 8:15 a.m., and for the return trip will leave the Huntington 
at 3:45 p.m. Those wishing bus transportation on Saturday must notify the Librarian's Office before 
noon on the preceding Friday. 



April 5, 1963 91 

The Governor's Proclamation on Notional Library Week 

National Library Week is being observed again this year with the theme "Read- 
ing . . . The Fifth Freedom . . . Enjoy It!" At a time when many of our freedoms are 
under attack, this is a most appropriate theme. 

The libraries of our state are among the richest and most enduring assets of our 
historical heritage. Libraries and reading are an indispensable source of information 
and inspiration for all persons, and provide the opportunity for men and women and 
young people to educate themselves continuously. Libraries serve an equally im- 
portant function in permitting every American to develop himself to his fullest capac- 
ity. Reading is man's prime tool of intellectual and spiritual development. 

Libraries are to be found in almost every community in California. I hope very 
much that National Library Week will have widespread citizen participation and that 
it will serve to encourage all of us to improve libraries and to stimulate reading 
throughout the state. 

It is my privilege to urge full participation in National Library Week, April 21 to 
27, 1963. 

Edmund G. Brown, Governor 

Secretary Perkins on FDR and the New Deo! 

The Honorable Frances Perkins enthralled an audience of Library staff members last week with her 
warm and lively account of the dramatic early years of the New Deal, in which she played a major part 
as Secretary of Labor. Speaking informally, and using a gesture language all her own, she told of some 
of the radical economic measures initiated in the early months of 1933, of the first cautious and tenta- 
tive relations between the labor unions and the new administration, and, at greater length and depth, of 
the background and character of her chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt. She emphasized that, to understand 
FDR, we must realize that he was moved more by common-sense thinking, instinct, intuition, and human- 
itarian feelings, than by logic and reasoning of an academic sort. 

Miss Perkins deftly recreated the spirit of those bewildering yet exciting days three decades ago, 
and left her hearers charmed by her graciousness, insight, and kindly wit. 

Green with Envy, and Pausing to Consider 

"Few librarians in this country"— in England, that is, where A. Anderson writes on overseas li- 
braries in University and Research Library Notes in the February issue of the Library Associulion 
Record— "are likely to couch their annual reports in prose redolent of the atmosphere of those Cali- 
fornian groves of rest described by Evelyn Waugh in The Loved One. Any with ambitions to do so, 
however (and it does make a change for the reader of many annual reports), may pick up a few tips 
from the report for 1961/62 of the Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at Los 
Angeles; at the same they may turn green with envy as they run their eyes over this famous li- 
brary's list of acquisitions which strengthen its immensely valuable collections on Dryden, Oscar 
Wilde, and Eric Gill, to name only three of the more important." 

In discussing UCLA's plans for expansion by 1970 to a student population of 27,500 and a book 
collection of 3,000,000, with a graduate research library seating 2,000 readers and housing 2,500,000 
volumes and an undergraduate library having room for 170,000 books and 2,000 readers, Mr. Anderson 
says that "New entrants to British university librarianship may pause to consider whether they may be 
called on to juggle with such figures a few decades hence." 



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Russian Literature Readings at UES Library 

University Elementary School children between the ages of 8 and 12 had an unusual library program 
on March 19 when Mrs. Miriam Morton read her translations of selections from Russian children's clas- 
sics. The children discussed each story and poem after it was read, and their remarks showed a high 
degree of interest and enjoyment. 

Maxim Gorki's Simple Ivanushka and Leo Tolstoi's Poor People were among the stories read, and 
the children heard poems by Kornei Chukovsky, Samuel Marshak, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Alexander 
Block. Mrs. Morton read Block's poem, Summer: 

The storm has passed, the white roses 
Into my window breathe their scent. 
The grass is still full of transparent tears, 
But the thunder now rolls afar— and spent. 

The University Press will publish, later this year, a book by Kornei Chukovsky on the pre-school 
child, From Two to Five, in a translation by Mrs. Morton. She considers Chukovsky to be the "most 
celebrated of Russian children's poets." He is also known for his Russian translations of works by 
Whitman, Twain, O. Henry, Wilde, Kipling, and Chesterton. 

During the next several months, Mrs. Morton will visit the Soviet Union on a grant from the Program 
for International Communication, to complete her research on a book, Russian Children's Literature— A 
Critical Survey, planned for publication in 1964. She will also introduce a selected group of American 
children's books to Russian publishers. 

UES Children Hear Guest Storytellers 

Marie Shedlock, in The Art of the Storyteller, says that her objectives in telling stories to children 
are to give dramatic joy, to create a sense of humor, and to develop the imagination. These aims were 
evident also in recent visits to the University Elementary School by two distinguished guest storytellers. 

On March 20, Ruth Robinson, the West Los Angeles Regional Children's Librarian, and an instruc- 
tor in children's literature for University Extension, told Richard Chase's version of "Wicked John and 
the Devil," an American mountain folk tale about a man so mean and "independent-minded" that when 
he died neither St. Peter nor the Devil himself would let him inside their gates. Miss Robinson also 
told Raymond Alden's "Knights of the Silver Shield," a story of loyalty to duty in the face of great temp- 
tation. 

Another recent performer at the UES Library was Laramee Haynes, an insurance executive of Pasa- 
dena, who has an avid interest in children's literature and the art of storytelling. He is an accomplished 
practitioner of this art himself, as shown in his telling of "The Pimmerly Plum" and "Old Mr. Rabbit, 
He's a Good Fisherman," two of the Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris, of which Mr. Haynes 
says that "line for line there is more wit and humor in the Uncle Remus stories than in any other cluster 
of American folktales." In April he will tell more Uncle Remus stories at the San Marino Public Library 
book fair. 

Mail for the Southern Branch 

Veb Verlag Technik, in Berlin, got its message through in the mails by addressing us, in full: 

Los Angeles Campus 
Established 1919 

USA 



April 5, 1963 93 



Library Acquires Manuscript Life of Cosimo de' Medici 

An unpublished sixteenth-century manuscript account of the life of Cosimo de' Medici (1519-1574), 
Duke of Florence and the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, has recently been acquired by the Library. The 
biography is dedicated to Francesco I, Cosimo's son and the second Grand Duke, and was written dur- 
ing his rule which began as his father's lieutenant in 1564 and extended to 1587. The anonymous scribe, 
who at one time had been Cosimo's secretary, indicated that the author probably was Jacopo di Giovanni 
de' Conti Guidi, Bishop of Penna and of Atri in the Abruzzi, who is known for a work on the Council of 
Trent. 

The manuscript, in a contemporary vellum binding, is on 193 paper leaves, with writing on both 
sides, and it seems to be complete. The manuscript not only has significance as a contemporary his- 
torical document, but has stylistic and linguistic importance as a work with some baroque features 
written at a critical period in the development of the Italian language. 

Financial Grants for Graduate Study at Berkeley Library School 

The School of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus has announced the availability of teaching and 
research assistantships and a fellowship for students enrolled in graduate study in 1963-64. A fellow- 
ship of $3,000, a teaching assistantship of $2,390, and research assistantships of $2,000 each may be 
granted to applicants engaged in study leading to the Ph.D. or D.L.S. degrees, and research assistant- 
ships of $880 each to those taking the M.L.S. degree. Applications must be received by the Dean by 
June 1. 

The Jaws that Bite, the Claws that Catch 

Beware the librarian, says the couple seeking a rendezvous in Alison Lurie's Love and Friendship 
(London, Heinemann, 1962): 

"... Hm. Are you free Monday morning.'" 

"Yes. But I already said I wasn't going to meet you again." 

"Really? Not even as a friend?" 

"Well, of course—" 

"I tell you what, though, don't let's meet in the public library. It's too damned public. Even if 
there's no one there, those librarians are the biggest snoops in town." 

Visitors 

Thomas H. Tredwell, of Bronxville, New York, visited the Department of Special Collections on 
March 11. 

Mrs. Lucille Hopp, Mrs. Eileen Druault, and Ellenor Sumtnertou, of the Catalog Department at the 
Loma Linda University Library, visited the Catalog Department on March 18 to obtain information on 
the use of the Library of Congress classification system, which their Library is planning to institute. 

Evald Andersen, Senior Master School Librarian and Teacher in Methodology at the Teachers' Col- 
lege, in Copenhagen, visited the Library and the School of Library Service on March 18 to discuss li- 
brary education with several staff and faculty members. On March 21 he visited the University Elemen- 
tary School Library to confer with Mrs. MacCann and Mrs. Blinn on the book collection, audio-visual 
materials, and books recommended for translation. 



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Welcome Words 

Kind words have come to the Library in a letter from a departmental book chairman, who tells us 
that several of his fellow faculty members "have commented on the extraordinarily efficient service that 
they have received from Norah Jones and her staff in the College Library and Reserve Book Room. They 
have all mentioned also the very great personal warmth of their dealings, over and above efficiency. 

"Complaints invariably find their way back, but compliments rarely do. I thought that in at least 
this one instance I ought to reverse the usual procedure, the more especially since the volume of praise 
has been so great and so exactly matches my own experience." 

Volume One of a Set in Azure Blue 

An advance copy of Volume One of Dictionary Catalog of the University Library, 1919-1962, of the 
University of California, Los Angeles (Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1963)— which is to say, the first of about 
128 volumes of our book catalog now in production— arrived in the Library last week. The publisher an- 
nounces that shipments to subscribing libraries will probably begin in about a month. The advance vol- 
ume (bound in azure blue, as requested by the 'author') may be inspected in the Reference Department. 
Meanwhile, the work of photographing the cards in preparing the book catalog is proceeding, and as of 
this Wednesday was in the mid-G's. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of C'alifornia, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributing Uditor: J.M. Edelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: Marjeanne Blinn, Barbara Boyd, William Conway, Donnarae MacCann, Ldmond Mignon, Paul Miles, 
Everett Moore, Helene Schimansky, Gretchen Taylor, Marie Waters, William Woods. Photography: Library 
Photographic Department. 



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Volume 16, Number 12 April 19, 1963 

A Great Library of Hebraica for UCLA 

Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy announced at a press conference yesterday the acquisition of a ma- 
jor collection of Hebraica and Judaica for the UCLA Library. The books, 33,520 volumes in all, arrived 
this week in 151 large crates aboard the S.S. Velasco, out of Haifa. 

"This important purchase was made possible," Chancellor Murphy said, "by the warm-hearted gen- 
erosity of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Cummings of Los Angeles and reflects their deep respect for learning 
and scholarship. I might also point out that acquisition of this great Hebrew library is further evidence 
of Los Angeles' rapid maturation as a center of education and culture." 

The story of this outstanding acquisition begins in Germany, forty-two years ago, when Moshe Aaron 
Wahrman, the Hebraica manager of the publishing house of Kaufmann, in Frankfurt, decided to go into 
business for himself. He opened a scholarly Hebrew book store which soon became known throughout 
Europe as a place to find important and scarce books, and after his death the store passed to his cousin, 
Samuel Wahrman, a noted authority on Hebrew bibliography. During the 1930's, with the rise of Nazism, 
Samuel Wahrman moved to Jerusalem, taking with him a large part of his book stock. There he met Na- 
than Bamberger, formerly the Judaica manager at the Kaufmann firm, and together they established a 
book store under the name of Bamberger and Wahrman. 

"Bamberger and Wahrman" became a byword in the book trade and among collectors during the fol- 
lowing thirty years. The firm was responsible for developing famous collections of Hebraica and Ju- 
daica in both institutional and private libraries, in Israel and elsewhere. The Hebrew National and Uni- 
versity Library in Jerusalem, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Brandeis Uni- 
versity Library, the Harvard University Library, and the Bibliotheque Nationale were all dependent on 
Bamberger and Wahrman in the building of their collections. Israeli President Ben-Zvi, Prime Minister 
Ben-Gurion, the philosopher Martin Buber, Professor Sukenik and his son, Yigal Yadin, both famous 
archeologists. United States Ambassador McDonald, and Venezuelan Ambassador Branados were among 
its regular customers. The sales catalogues of Hebraica and Judaica published by the firm became 
standard reference works for dealers and collectors of antiquarian and scholarly books. 

In 1948 Nathan Bamberger died, and his partner, Samuel Wahrman, continued the business until his 
own death in 1961. 

UCLA had meanwhile, in 1955, initiated a Hebrew studies program which later was to become part 
of a Department of Near Eastern and African Languages. The Hebrew program has expanded to the point 
where it now surpasses those in all secular universities outside of the State of Israel, with respect to 
the distinction and size of its faculty, the diversity and strength of its teaching program, and the number 
of students enrolled. Participation in UCLA's Near Eastern Center, which fosters teaching and research 
on the history and culture of the Middle East, adds further strength to the program of Hebrew studies. 

The lack of adequate library resources, however, has been recognized as a major obstacle to ful- 
filling the University's hopes for the full development of its Hebrew program. The Hebraica collection 



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at UCLA was started only in 1956, and although the Library was able to acquire over the years several 
small collections, it was still unable to satisfy the academic demands. The best way, it seemed clear, 
to meet the needs of the UCLA faculty and students, as well as of the public at large, would be to ac- 
quire en bloc an already existing scholarly library. For several years, therefore, the Library has been 
diligently seeking such an opportunity. Suddenly the opportunity came. 

Arnold Band, Assistant Professor of Hebrew at UCLA, who is in Jerusalem this year on sabbatical 
leave, made a point of visiting Bamberger and Wahrman in December. To his amazement he found the 
store locked. On making inquiries, he discovered that the owner had recently died and the store, which 
was being run temporarily by a manager, was up for sale. Professor Band sent an urgent message to Mr. 
Vosper, in which he referred to the stock of books as "the most important collection of Hebraica avail- 
able in the world today ... If we get this library, we will immediately have one of the most impressive 
Hebraica collections in the world. . . This is the library we have been dreaming of." 

Mr. Vosper, presented with this opportunity, consulted with Chancellor Murphy, Mr. Cummings, and 
Professor Wolf Leslau, Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern and African Languages. All agreed 
that an option to purchase the collection should be secured immediately. Shimeon Brisman, the Library's 
specialist in Hebraica and Judaica, went to Jerusalem in January to evaluate the books and to negotiate 
a final price. He reported, in part: 

The bulk of the collection is Hebraica (about 65-70%), and the rest is Judaica. A large 
part of the Hebraica consists of Bibles (among them first editions and rarities) and Bible 
commentaries; Rabbinica, responsa, codes, Talmud, and Talmud-commentaries, among them 
a few Incunabula; a large collection of rare Hebrew periodicals; some modern Hebrew litera- 
ture; and Hebrew bibliography. The Judaica collection consists mainly of books in German, 
the best produced in this field; large numbers of studies and histories of various Jewish com- 
munities; Judaica in French, Latin, and other languages; Ladino collection; Old Yiddish col- 
lection (from the library of the late Dr. Gaster); general and Jewish folklore and magic; sev- 
eral hundred books in Rumanian; English Judaica; volumes of the Jewish Chronicle; and a 
sizable collection of Festschriften. 

After Mr. Brisman's detailed examination, the collection was purchased and packed aboard the Vel- 
asco bound for Los Angeles. With the arrival of the Bamberger and Wahrman books, "the UCLA Library 
and the southern California community," in the words of Professor Leslau, "have made a great leap for- 
ward. To accumulate such a collection in the ordinary way would have taken at least fifty to seventy 
years— we have achieved it in one stroke, thanks to remarkable good fortune and to heart-warming gener- 
osity. It is a solid foundation for a great Hebraica and Judaica library." 

Walter Starkie on Oscar Wilde 

Walter Starkie will speak on Oscar Wilde at a meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on Tues- 
day, April 23, at 8:30 p.m., at the Clark Library (2205 West Adams Boulevard). Mr. Starkie, a Life Fel- 
low of Trinity College, Dublin, and a former director of the Abbey Theatre, is now Visiting Professor of 
English at UCLA. He will draw on his unique knowledge of the Dublin literary scene in his discussion 
of Wilde's life and literary activity. 

The Clark Library will present a special display of items from its incomparable collection of manu- 
scripts and published works of Oscar Wilde. Refreshments will be served. Those wishing to attend 
are asked to notify Roberta Nixon, in the Gifts and Exchange Section. 



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'Western Books, 1963' 

The 1963 Western Books Exhibition, sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, is on 
display in the Main Library through May 5. The exhibit includes books printed and published in 1962 

which have been selected as the finest examples 
of book design and printing done in the West, 
meaning the western states of the United States 
and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. 
Judges for this year's competition were Robert 
O. Dougan, Librarian of the Huntington Library, 
representing the Zamorano Club; Andrew H. 
Horn, Acting Dean of UCLA's School of Library 
Service, representing the Rounce & Coffin Club; 
and Adrian Wilson, San Francisco printer and 
designer, representing the Roxburghe Club. 

Among the twenty-seven books selected in 
the competition is one published by the UCLA 
Library and designed and printed by Grant Dahl- 
strom at The Castle Press, Michael Sadleir's 
Passages from the Autobiography of a Biblio- 
maniac, with an Introduction by Bradford A. 
Booth. The booklet was issued in a limited 
edition of 500 copies for presentation by the Li- 
brary to members of the Roxburghe and Zam- 
orano Clubs on the occasion of their joint meeting and visit to UCLA last September, at which time the 
Library had an exhibit of books from the Michael Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction. 




Judges Horn, Wilson, and Dougan 



Other books include John Beecher's Report to the Stockholders and Other Poems, printed by the 
author on his Rampart Press, in Phoenix; Edwin Corle's Death Valley and the Creek Called Furnace, 
printed by Ward Ritchie, of Los Angeles; and W. W. Robinson's People vs. Lugo, printed by Richard 
Hoffman, of Los Angeles, for Dawson's Book Shop. Ward Ritchie contributed the largest number of en- 
tries in the 1963 exhibition, and among other local craftsmen whose work may be seen in the display are 
Paul D. Bailey, of the Westernlore Press, Robert Ellis, of the Bookbinders company, and Saul Marks, 
of the Plantin Press. 



History of Science Exhibit at Biomedical Library 

"Terrestrial Magnetism," the science which studies the earth's magnetic phenomena, is the subject 
of an exhibit during April and May in the Biomedical Library. It is the first in a special series of ex- 
hibits on the history science. 



Few scientific principles have had more profound effect on the development of civilization than the 
knowledge that a freely suspended magnet points in a near northerly direction, the principle of the mari- 
ner's compass. Without the compass the great voyages of exploration opening up the New World might 
have been indefinitely postponed. The exhibit shows highlights in the development of terrestrial magnet- 
ism from antiquity to the present, illustrating the works and the ideas of the major contributing scientists. 

Research for the exhibit was directed by John Burke, of the Department of History, and the display 
was assembled by .Marian Holleman and Lois Thompson, of the Biomedical Library. A descriptive pam- 
phlet including a selective bibliography is available upon request. 



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Library School Sends First Interns to Library of Congress 

Mariana Abel and Virginia A. Lathers, members of the School of Library Service class of 1963, are 
among eight graduate library school students selected by the Library of Congress for its recruitment and 
training program next year. The selection is made annually from the candidates nominated by library 
schools throughout the country. Accreditation of the School of Library Service by the American Library 
Association last year has enabled the School's graduates to participate in the Library of Congress pro- 
gram for the first time. 

Publications and Activities 

Papers by Robert Hayes and Donald Black, prepared for a conference held at Lake Arrowhead last 
year under the sponsorship of the American Documentation Institute and UCLA, are included in the ADI 
publication, Injormation Systems Workshop: The Designer' s Responsibility and His Methodology (Wash- 
ington, D.C.: Spartan Books, 1962). 

Doyce Nunis has contributed an article, "Historical Studies in United States Legal History, 1950- 
1959: A Bibliography of Articles Published in Scholarly Non-Law Journals," to the January issue of the 
American Journal of Legal History. 

William Osuga has been appointed to the Nominating Committee for the Reference Services Division 
of the American Library Association. 

James Mink will write an occasional column on "Recent Southern Californiana" for the Southern 
California Quarterly, rather than edit the Notes and Documents section, as reported erroneously in our 
last issue. 

Frances Clarke Sayers has written a short profile of Donnarae MacCann and her work as Librarian 
of the University Elementary School. The article appeared in this month's issue of the UCLA Personnel 
News, illustrated with a portrait photograph by Leo Linder. 

Louis Piacenza, Frances Holbrook, Robert Faris, Paul Harris, Judith Ryan, Helen Carey, and Doris 
Bondurant, of the Law Library staff, attended the Second Institute on Law Library Problems, sponsored 
by the Southern California Association of Law Libraries, on April 5 at the Los Angeles County Law Li- 
brary. Mrs. Holbrook, chairman of the Institute, spoke on continuation services and Mr. Faris led a 
discussion group on understanding reference materials. 

Carlos Hagen reveals a glimpse of his alter ego as a recording engineer for FM station KPFK, as 
seen in the entry for 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 21, in the latest issue of the station's Folio: "Montage of 
a Mad, Mad World: Or from Christmas time to tomorrowland with the voices of Allen Ginsberg, the UCLA 
cheering squad, American Savings and Loan, Betty Co-ed, Kenneth Patchen, Winston Cigarettes, the LA 
police department, and other madmen. Mounted for KPFK by Carlos Hagen of UCLA's Map Library, from 
the sounds around." 

Louise Darling, Seymour Lubetzky, and Frances Clarke Sayers were among the speakers at the an- 
nual convention of the Catholic Library Association at the Ambassador Hotel this week. Miss Darling 
addressed the Hospital Libraries Section, Mr. Lubetzky spoke on "The Education and Making of a Cata- 
loger" to the Cataloging and Classification Section, and Mrs. Sayers was the principal speaker at the 
meeting of the Elementary School Libraries Section. 

Kate Steinitz has written two articles for the new magazine, Artforurn. The first, in the August 1962 
issue, was on "Fantastic Architecture," illustrated with photographs of Simon Rodia's Watts Towers, Kurt 
Schwitters' Cathedral of Erotic Misery, and a geodesic structure by Buckminster Fuller. The second arti- 
cle, on "Otto Nebel as Artist and Writer," appeared in the undated volume 1, number 9. 



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Memorial Collection in Child Psychiatry 

A library fund in memory of the late Betsy G. Wootten has been established to acquire publications 
in child psychiatry and related subjects for the Biomedical Library. More than two hundred volumes on 

child psychiatry and psychology from Dr. Wootten's library were also given 
by her mother, Mrs. Bess Hanks Wootten. Dr. Wootten, who died a year ago, 
cneMOKiiL coLLecTioN completed her pre-medical training at UCLA, received her M.D. from the 

BersY G. tuoo-rreN Washington University School of Medicine in 1940, earned a Doctor's degree 

in public health from the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health 
in 1951, and in recent years practiced child psychiatry in Los Angeles. 

The Betsy G. Wootten Memorial Collection was established by Charles 
Hurt, Philip Wagner, and Nathan Ilanit as a tribute to her life's interest and 
work. Reproduced here is the bookplate designed by Dr. Wootten's brother, 
William B. Wootten, and executed by Mrs. B. Myers, which will be placed in 
books added to the Collection. 




BIOMe&ICA.L LIBRARY 
UCLA, 



Major Renaissance Work is Acquired 

The diaries of Marino Sanuto are an invaluable source of information 
for the history of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries and parti- 
cularly for Venice during the period of her splendor and the beginning of her 
decline. Marino Sanuto (1466-1536) began his diaries auspiciously on the 
first of January, 1496, with an account of Charles VIII's expedition against 
Italy, and registered for each day thereafter, until the end of September, 1533, 
everything that was said and done in the Venetian councils, recording what- 
ever news and relazioni arrived in Venice from outside the Republic and in- 
serting letters, documents, reports, and speeches, as well as his comments 
on matters of culture, commerce, public works, manners, and customs. The 
diaries are therefore a frank record of a tempestuous time, and they describe not only the myriad affairs 
of the Venetian Republic but also the collapse of the Italian city-states, the foreign conquest of Italy, 
the duel between France and Spain, the menacing danger of the Turks, the split in religious unity, the 
geographical discoveries, and the triumph of Renaissance culture. 

/ Diarii di Marino Sanuto, from the manuscript preserved in the Biblioteca Marciana, appeared in an 
edition of 58 volumes printed between 1897 and 1903, and a set of this monumental work has just been 
acquired by the Library. Donald Queller and Richard Dabs, of the Department of History at USC, and 
Reg Hennessey, Head of the Acquisitions Department at the USC Library, generously made known to us 
the availability in Italy of this copy of Marino Sanuto's diaries. 



Visitors 

Tadashi Umejima, Executive Director of the Mainichi Shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper, and his 
son, Kazuyoshi, a student in Los Angeles, visited the Oriental Library on March 29 with Teiho Hashida, 
Editor in Chief of the Rafu Shimpo, of Los Angeles. Professor Ensho Ashikaga was their host on campus. 

Josef Mayerhofer, an Inspector of Libraries of the Austrian National Library and the author of 
Lexikon der Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, visited the Library on April 11, accompanied by Henry 
Madden, Librarian of Fresno State College. 



100 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

Robert Bennett has been reclassified from student assistant in the Circulation Department to Sen- 
ior Library Assistant in the Institute of Industrial Relations Library. He is a January graduate of UCLA, 
having earned his bachelor's degree in motion picture production. 

Linda Lou Crow, newly appointed as Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has attended El 
Camino College and UCLA. 

Mrs. Olga Jensen has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. She 
is a graduate of the Uruguayan College for Liberal Arts, in Montevideo, and has worked in the libraries 
of John Hopkins University and DePaul University. 

Paul Masse, new Laboratory Assistant in the Photographic Department, was employed for several 
years as a foreman in motion picture developing at the Dynacolor Corporation. 

Mrs. Anastasia Smith, a former Librarian I in the Government Publications Room, has rejoined the 
Reference Department staff to serve in the Graduate Reading Room. 

Unity of the World of Books 

A brisk wind is blowing through the stratosphere of the library world," is the opening sentence of 
the editorial in the Times Literary Supplement lot March 15, and there follows a brisk and engaging com- 
ment on some recent proposals relating, for the most part, to the British Museum and, slightly, to the Li- 
brary of Congress. The editorial has particular interest not only for its treatment of library matters — 
albeit of the stratospheric variety— but for its implied acceptance thereby of the unity of the world of 
books. It is such recognition which gives the TLS, despite its too frequent parochialism in point of view 
and its often quarrelsome style, the advantage over The New York Times Book Review, this country's 
leading, alas (as Dwight MacDonald is currently putting it in Esquire magazine), general and popular re- 
view of books. Started primarily in reaction against The New York Times Book Review, the recently 
founded New York Review of Books will, it is hoped, become a national review of books in the best 

critical sense. 

J.M.E. 

Read Now, Pay Later 

The credit card and charge account systems have reached such a high degree of perfection that it is 
now possible to exist comfortably— indeed, magnificently— for months without having to fork over any 
cash. An incident recorded by Matt Weinstock in his column in the Los Angeles Times suggests that 
the library world may have an opportunity to join the trend. 

Mr. Weinstock's note on April 2 relates the experience of a local lady, travelling abroad, whose 
Hollywood branch library card entitled her, without further ceremony, to check out books from libraries 
in Europe, Africa, and the Far East. Only one place refused to honor this passepartout: New York City. 

Granted that the standard library practice of charging fees for out-of-town borrowers is a necessary 
evil, must this always be on a cash basis? Peripatetic scholars might welcome the convenience of 
travelling with a handy credit card, good in any ACRL library, instead of bulky wads of greenbacks, 
with the understanding that a central agency would later bill them at monthly or quarterly intervals. The 
convenience might be even greater for those hapless souls who habitually run up whopping overdue fines. 

Or does the idea of "Read Now — Pay Later" merely give you the cauld grue? 

J.T. 



April 19, 1963 101 



UCLA is Host for CLA Meeting 

The joint meeting tomorrow of the Southern District of the California Library Association and the 
Southern Division of the College, University, and Research Libraries Section of CLA will begin with a 
registration and coffee hour at 9:00 a.m. in Room 147, Economics Building. The morning session will 
begin at 10:00 with Mr. Vosper's welcoming address, and thereafter will be largely devoted to a panel 
discussion of the Third New International Dictionary— "Webster's Finalized?"— by William Eshelman, 
chairman, Los Angeles State College Librarian, Francis Christensen, of the USC Department of English, 
Edmond Mignon, of the UCLA Reference Department, and B. Hunter Smeaton, of the LASC Department 
of English. 

A buffet luncheon will be served in the Humanities Court at 12:15, for $2.75, reservations for which 
were due earlier this week. 

The afternoon meeting will convene at 1:45 and will feature Stanley Wolpert, of the Department of 
History, speaking on his novel. Nine Hours to Rama. Barbara Boyd, of the School of Library Service, 
will chair the session as President of CLA's Southern District, and Mike Janusz, of the Library Inter- 
campus Services Section, will entertain with folk songs. 

'Reading: The Private Quest' 

Mr. Vosper will deliver a public lecture on "Reading: The Private Quest," on Monday, April 22, at 
8:00 p.m., in Room 147, Economics Building. His address is presented, in observance of National Li- 
brary Week (April 21-27), by the Committee on Public Lectures and the University Library as one in the 
Faculty Lecture Series on "The Uses of Leisure." 

Informal Discussion Series of SLA 

The Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is sponsoring a series of in- 
formal discussions in which interested librarians can get together to talk about problems of mutual con- 
cern. Johanna Tallman served as hostess to some forty librarians at one of these meetings held on 
April 3 at the Faculty Center to discuss two major topics: machine applications in libraries and sta- 
tistics for record maintenance. 

Emphasized, among other matters, was the utilization of whatever machines— including computers- 
were available in the organization served by the library, and some attention was paid to the use of the 
Termatrex system of coordinate indexing for subject retrieval. The participants had a lively discussion 
on methods of arriving at detailed cost figures to be charged to departments of an organization for li- 
brary services, such as acquisitions and the routing of reports. In this regard, the cost per item, or per 
library use, it was pointed out, should not be confused with the value of the use, because a reader can 
use the library or a library item only once and get valuable information, or he might use the library often 
and receive little of value. Cost figures, it was agreed, are intended merely to itemize library costs or 
overhead charges for the various departments using the library of an organization. 

The Bonfire Next Time 

. . . Under the legend [in America magazine] , "These outstanding titles merit place in any 
listing of what Catholics are or should be reading," is included The Fire Next Time, by James 
Baldwin, with the description: "Two brilliant essays giving a Negro view of American society 
and of Christianity. Frank and perhaps disconcerting, it cannot be read with indifference— and 
it should be read." Mr. Baldwin, a bitter atheist, laughs away Christianity as the sect of a 
"disreputable, sun-baked fanatic." He means Jesus, after whom the Jesuits are named, some 
of whom may find America's endorsement of Baldwin's book perhaps disconcerting. (From the 
National Review, April 9.) 



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UCLA Librciriuri 



New Rates for the Book Copying Service 

The Library Photographic Department has announced a price reduction from fifteen cents to ten 
cents per completed photocopy print by the Book Copying Service for students, faculty, staff, and de- 
partments of the University, upon presentation of registration or library cards. For all others, the price 
will remain at fifteen cents plus tax per completed print. Payment may be made by cash or by special 
coupons, purchasable at Window C of the Main Loan Desk or from coin-operated dispensing machines at 
the other library locations of the Book Copying Service; University departments may charge against 
their Photographic Department accounts. 

Book Copying Service locations are in the Main Library (Room 240, entrance on the north side of 
the exhibit hail), the Biomedical Library, the Business Administration Library, the Chemistry Library, 
and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Schweine-Latein 



(Judge jasun Augustus Flcecestreel, whose book was reviewed in our last issue, has received the 
joUowing communication from one of his readers:) 



Vour Honor! 

My thanks for your Improved Pig Latin Gram- 
mar for Modern Scholars, forwarded by that Gate- 
house Presser Cheney, must take a practical 
form, for conventional rhetoric is inadequate. 
Though neither a scholar nor basically modern, I 
offer for your collection the following poem, in a 
form of Pig Latin prevalent among German child- 
ren: 

Gedicht in Bi-Sprache 

Ibich habibebi dibich, 
Lobittebi, sobi liebib. 
Habist aubich dubi mibich 
Liebib? Neibin, vebirgibib. 

Nabih obidebir febirn, 
Gobitt seibi dibit gubit. 
Meibin Hebirz habit gebirn 
Abin dibir gebirubiht. 

The poem is by Joachim Ringelnatz (died 
1934), a most talented and unusual figure in 
German letters and entertainment — he often 



recited his verses in cabarets. Reduced to normal 
German, if there is such a thing, it would run like this: 

Ich habe dich, 
Lotte, so lieb. 
Hast auch du mich 
Lieb? Nein, vergib. 

Nah oder fern, 
Gott sei dir gut. 
Mein Herz hat gern 
An dir geruht. 

I'hebi sybistebini ibis faibirlybi sibimple. Ju- 
bist pubit thebi bibis ibin libike thibis. Ibit doebis 
habive abi sobirt obif abi Labitibin flabivobir, 
doebis ibit nobit? 

Wibith mabinybi thabinks, niybi deabir Jubidge! 
Grabitefubillybi youbirs. 



Hbi. Abirthubir Kleibin 
Mabilibibubi 



Hi. LA Librarian is issued every other I'riday by the Librarian's Office, University of ("alifornia, Los 
Angeles 24. /u//7<jr.- Richard Zumwinklc. (iinlrilnilin^ iulilur: J . M. luiclstcin. ( oiilriliutors In ll>is 
issue: Shimc-on Brisman, l^lizabcth Dixon, Robert i\iris, Dora Cicr.ird, Marian llollcin.m, Siyniour l.ubct- 
zky, Juli Miller, I'.veicU Moore, Johanna T.ilhn.ui, Cretclicii Taylor, Jean ruckeniuiii, Robert \'os|uT, 
Brooke Whiting. 



••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16. Number 13 May 3, 1963 

Picasso Collection Wins Campbell Book Contest 

Richard Jones, a senior in art history, has been named first-place winner in the fifteenth annual 
Robert B. Campbell Undergraduate Book Collection Contest by judges Marion Hargrove, author and 

screenwriter, Franklin D. Murphy, 
Chancellor, and Jack Smith, Los An- 
geles Times columnist. For his win- 
ning collection of biographies and cri- 
tical studies of Pablo Picasso, and 
catalogues of art works by Picasso, Mr. 
Jones receives $100 in books from 
Campbell's Book Store and $25 in books 
from an anonymous donor. His collec- 
tion will now be entered in the contest 
for the Amy Loveman National Award, 
a competition for $1000 open to college 
seniors who have won book collection 
contests on their home campuses. 

The second prize of $50 in books 
went to Mikel Taxer, a senior in Eng- 
lish, for his collection of books on 
Christian mysticism and theology. 
Gary Tarr, a senior in art history, won 
the third prize of $25 in books for his 
collection on nineteenth-century French 
painters. 

The contest is sponsored annually 
by Robert B. Campbell, Westwood book- 
seller, in the hope to encourage under- 
graduates to form their own private book 
collections. The winners are chosen 
by the judges by examining books from 
each collection and by reading the bib- 
liographies and essays on collecting submitted by the entrants. Fay Blake, James Davis, and lean 
Tuckerman, of the Library staff, and Jerrold Ziff, Assistant Professor of .Art, were members of the com- 
mittee to plan arrangements for the ('ontcst. 




Top: Messrs. Tarr, Jones, and Taxer. 
Butlom: Mr. Vesper and Mrs. Campbell. 



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Personnel Notes 

Barbara Ewing has transferred from the Librarian's Office to the Reference Department, where she 
will replace Mrs. Carol Harper as Secretary. 

Mrs. Shirley Kramer has transferred from the Librarian's Office to the Circulation Section of the 
Biomedical Library. 

Tillie Krieger has joined the staff of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library as a Sen- 
ior Library Assistant. She is a 1962 graduate of UCLA, with her major in history. 

Marianna Wagers has transferred from the Accounting Department to the Librarian's Office to serve 
as Principal Clerk in charge of purchases and orders. She earned her Bachelor's degree in music at the 
College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Carol Harper, Secretary in the Reference Office, Mrs. 
Carole Sullivan, Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office, and Mrs. Juanita Walden, Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department. 

Visitors 

Haruko Yasui, Librarian in the Department of Electrical Engineering, at Osaka University, visited 
the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library on April 10. She will also visit university libraries 
in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan during her three months' tour of the United States. 

Arthur Hamlin, Librarian of the University of Cincinnati, visited the Library on April 12 to consult 
with Mr. Vosper. 

P.W.S. Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner, of Oxford University, visited the Business Administration 
Library on April 19. Mr. Andrews, who is Official Fellow of Nuffield College and Lecturer in Economics, 
at Oxford, was at UCLA to deliver the first Bley Stein Memorial Lecture of the Graduate School of 
Business Administration. He gave copies of three of his books to the Library. 

Cecil F. Clotfelter, jr.. Assistant Librarian at New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas, 
visited several Library departments and services during the week of April 22. 

]ames Skipper, Executive Secretary of the Association of Research Libraries, visited the Library on 
April 29 to discuss ARL affairs with Mr. Vosper, Chairman of the Association this year. 

Concert at the Clark Library 

A program of music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque Period was performed 
last evening at the Clark Library. Michael Zearott, program director, and John Biggs and Gayle Smith 
played a wide variety of selections on the harpsichord, portative organ, violas da gamba, recorders, 
krummhorn, violoncello, and percussion. 

Technical Processes Group Meets on Monday 

The Spring meeting of the Southern California Technical Processes Group will be held on Monday, 
May 6, at 6:15 p.m. at the Elks Club, 607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles. Dinner will be followed 
by a program on Book Catalogs and Centralized Cataloging, an explanation of a new service by the Econ- 
olist Division of MVT Industries. The speakers will be Mrs. Catherine MacQuarrie, of the Los Angeles 
County Public Library, and Robert Sage and Frank Patrinostro, of MVT Industries. 



May 3, 1963 105 



From Thomas Bewick to Rex Whistler 

"The British Illustrator, 1800-1940," a display of books and original drawings from the Department 
of Special Collections, will be shown in the exhibit area of the Main Library from May 6 to June 10. 
The exhibit will cover the highlights of British book illustration from Thomas Bewick to Rex Whistler, 
and will feature original drawings by these and other artists, such as George Cruikshank, John Leech, 
and Kate Greenaway. 

The exhibit has been planned and designed by Professor Maurice Bloch's seminar in American art, 
working in close cooperation with the staff of the Department of Special Collections. Professor Bloch 
considers the selection of materials for exhibition and the designing of displays to be excellent train- 
ing in museum techniques for his students. 

John Beecher: Poet and Printer 

Books, broadsides, and ephemera from the Library's John Beecher collection are now on display in 
the Department of Special Collections. Several of the poet's early works are shown, including "And I 
Will Be Heard" and Here I Stand (New York: Twice a Year Press, 1940 and 1941). 

After varied experiences as a steel mill worker, a reporter, a teacher, and a relief administrator, 
John Beecher and his wife Barbara became printers, establishing the Morning Star Press in San Fran- 
cisco in 1956. Beecher's Observe the Time, with blocks by Barbara Beecher, the first book issued by 
the Press, is displayed in the exhibit. The Beechers moved to Arizona in the following year and con- 
tinued their press there under the Rampart Press imprint, first in Jerome and then in Scottsdale, where 
the poet's In Egypt Land (I960) and Phantom City (1961) were issued, both illustrated by the poet's 
wife. 

The most recent book from the Press, now established in Phoenix, is Beecher's Report to the Stock- 
holders (I962), which has been selected for showing in the Rounce & Coffin Club's 1S)63 Western Books 
exhibition. Among the broadsides from the Press which may be seen in the Department of Special Col- 
lections are three of the poet's "Poems for the People," just Peanuts, Inquest, and Moloch (San Fran- 
cisco, 1957), a fragment by Walt Whitman, Liberty Poem (Jerome, 1957), and Beecher's Undesirables 
(Phoenix, 1958). 

176 vph 

The Library's Main Loan Desk last month encountered its annual challenge of greatly increased 
book borrowing during the Spring Recess. James Cox, Head of the Circulation Department, reports that 
his staff met the challenge nobly by means of hard, dedicated work, with technical assistance by the 
new IBM circulation control system. 

During Easter week, from April 8 to 13, the Loan Desk circulated 9,322 volumes during the 53 hours 
it was open for service, at an average rate for the week of 176 volumes per hour. The weeks preceding 
and following, while not quite so striking in volume of transactions as the holiday week itself, were also 
extremely busy for the Circulation staff — a staff which has been reduced 15 percent in number of hours 
worked by student pages and shelvers this April as compared with April last year. 

There was, as expected, a marked increase in use of the Library by non-University borrowers during 
Easter week: 12.8 percent of the total circulation at the Loan Desk was to off-campus readers in the 
week preceding Spring Recess, and this rose to 22.8 percent during the Recess. UCLA undergraduates, 
however, borrowed the most books of ail categories of users, 44.9% and 36.1% respectively for the pre- 
Easter and Easter weeks. 



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Centennial Spirit of the Times 

The Department of Special Collections recently acquired a handsome copy of the Centennial Spirit 
of the Times, a special supplement issued on July 4, 1876, by the nineteenth-century San Francisco 
newspaper, California Spirit of the Times. The forty-page historical supplement is copiously illustrated 
with 136 wood engravings, and this copy is enclosed in elaborately gold-tooled, full-leather covers. On 
the inside of the front cover is a leather label reading: "Presented to General Ulysses S. Grant by the 
Editor." This copy of the supplement was preserved in the White House Library and was later given to 
President Grant's family. 

Many American communities issued commemorative histories in connection with the centennial of 
independence in 1876. Some were ambitious monographs and others were modest pamphlets like Juan 
Jose Warner's Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County. In many instances the centennial history ap- 
peared in a special supplement of the local newspaper. 

The Centennial Spirit of the Times has much to delight the local historian, in addition to the usual 
accounts of America's first hundred years and descriptions of the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia. 
There are articles on California mining, agriculture, art, literature, drama, and education, including a 
sketch of the University of California. "The Big Four," CoUis P. Huntington and his associates, and 
the Central Pacific Railroad receive generous attention, and California's principal buildings, monuments, 
and citizens are celebrated by wood engravings. 

A special contribution, entitled "Manifest Destiny of California," by the Pacific Coast historian 
Hubert Howe Bancroft, is prominently featured. Of the California of nearly a hundred years ago, Bancroft 
observed, "I think I see here the special domain of the new social science, where social evolution may 
find freest play, where stripped of many of the old time prejudices men will think for themselves, and 
where the survival of the fittest in the world's art, industry, science, literature, and opinion is sure to 
prevail." 

Exhibit on Translations Center of SLA 

The services of the Special Libraries Association Translations Center will be the subject of an ex- 
hibit in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library from May 6 to 17. The exhibit, a travelling 
display which has been shown at several technical libraries and scientific meetings, emphasizes the im- 
portance of foreign scientific research and the accessibility of foreign scientific publications by means 
of translations available at the Center. 

Biomed Interns Get Around 

Laura Osborn, Fred Roper, and Gloria Stolzoff, the interns in medical librarianship at the Biomedi- 
cal Library, made use of the Spring Recess last month to visit other libraries in Southern California. 
One day was spent, accompanied by David Bishop and Louise Darling, on the San Diego campus where 
they learned about the Mechanized Serials Record Project from George Vdovin, of the Library staff, and 
David Newman, of the Computing Center. The machines, card files, tapes, and the plan of operation 
were described, and Joseph Gantner, Librarian of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a former 
Reference Librarian in our Biomedical Library, gave an informal lecture on the organization of the Li- 
brary. 

On another day the interns, together with Louise Darling, Robert Lewis, and Pat Walter, visited 
the Library of the Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, at the Claremont Colleges, where Lee Lenz, Director 
of the Gardens, showed them some of the Library's rare and beautiful books. He spoke on the institu- 
tion s history, described the research program which is concerned primarily with the taxonomy of Cali- 
fornia's native plants, and discussed the policies governing the outstanding botanical library. 



May 3, 1963 107 



An Important Florentine Manuscript is Acquired 

A lengthy manuscript in Latin and Italian, generally referred to as Sepoltuario. has recently been 
acquired by the Library and is kept in the Department of Special Collections. It was written by Stefano 
Rosselli in 1657 and transcribed in this leather-bound folio volume of nearly 1000 pages by Gaetano 
Martini in 1733. The book's full title is Descrizione delle chiese di Firenze e suoi cotitorni, e deU'armi. 
inscrizioni, & altre memarie che in quelle si veggono quest' anno 1657. 

The Sepoltuario lists the churches, monasteries, hospitals, and oratoni of Florence in 1657, and for 
each of these Rosselli gives the text of every inscription concerning Florentine families. (The book is 
called Sepoltuario because so many of the inscriptions are copied from funeral monuments.) The text 
is arranged by districts within the city, and a detailed index makes the information readily accessible. 
The manuscript thus constitutes an invaluable source for the history of Florentine families. Some 3000 
heraldic designs showing the coat of arms for each family have been painted in the margins, and there 
are several wash-drawings of major funeral monuments. 

The Rosselli manuscript has never been published. The original is in the Archivio di Stato in Florence 
and a small number of copies have been made from it. The copy now at UCLA appears to be the only 
one outside of Florence. 

Publications and Activities 

Louise Darling attended the Machine Methods Experimentation meeting last Friday at Washington 
University's School of Medicine Library, in St. Louis, and this week, May 2-4, she is in Boston for the 
annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, of which she is a member of 
the Council. 

Frances Kirschenbaum's review of Reference Library Staffs: An Enquiry into the Staffing of Refer- 
ence Services in the Rate-Supported Libraries of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, edited by F. H. 
Fenton, appears in the May 1 issue of the Library journal. 

William Kurth has been appointed an Area Consultant for Library Services by the Office of the Area 
Medical Director of the Veterans Administration. 

Robert Lewis and Louise Darling will accompany the Biomedical Library's interns in medical li- 
brarianship to the joint meeting of the Southern California and Bay Area Medical Library Groups at 
Asilomar, on May 5 and 6. Mr. Lewis, President of the Southern California Group, will chair a forum on 
Looking Ahead in Medical Libraries." 

Dora Girard has written an article, "Things of Growing Interest: Center Abounds with Exotic 
Plants," for the UCLA Medical Center News Bulletin of March 29. 

Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Doyce Nunis 

Doyce Nunis, Director of the Library's Oral History Program and Assistant Professor of History, 
has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1963-64 to pursue studies of the American West from 
1800 to 1840. 

Lecture on 'An Early Printing House' 

The UCLA Library and the Department of English will sponsor a public address by Donald F. 
McKenzie, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Senior Lecturer in English at the Victoria 
University of Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in Royce Hall Room 124. Mr. 
McKenzie will speak on "An Early Printing House at Work —A Lesson for Bibliographers." 



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Kenneth Macgowan (1888-1963) 

The University Library has lost a great friend with the death of Professor Emeritus Kenneth 
Macgowan. Through the years he not only has been a prodigious user of the Library but has also gener- 
ously contributed to the Library's holdings in the areas of theater and motion pictures. 

His professional career as a director of the Provincetown Players and his successes as a Hollywood 
producer of films provided a unique background for his outstanding career as a Professor of Theater Arts, 
the profession which he loved the most. It is a fitting tribute that the new Theater Arts building carries 
the name of Macgowan Hall . His wide acquaintance in professional fields stimulated a great interest 
among notables of the stage and film world in making gifts to the Library. 

As a friend of the Library he devoted many hours and much personal attention to committee service 
on behalf of the Library and was in fact the founder of the Theater Arts Library. 

Members of the staff will recall hearing him say that he "loved librarians." Certainly this feeling 
was reciprocated in full measure. 

Shirley Hood 

Theater Arts Librarian 



U(.LA Lihrariau is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Eciilur: Richard Zumwinkle. C.untrihutiiifi Hclilur: ]. M. Edelstein. (.luritrihiilurs ti> this 
issue: James Cox, Louise Darling, James Davis, Sue Folz, C^harlotte Georgi, James Mink, Helene 
Schimansky, Johanna Tallman, Gretchen Taylor, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting, Rosalie Wright. 
I'huiugraphy: Library Photographic Department. 



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Volume 16, Number 14 May 17, 1963 

The First Edition of Homer 

The UCLA Library has received, as part of its share of the Isaac Foot Library, a superb copy of 
Homer's Upera, printed in Greek by Bernardus Nerlius in Florence, in 1488. The work is justly famous 
as one of the greatest typographic monuments of printing, and also as the first printed edition of Homer s 
Iliad and Odyssey. 

Our copy of the Opera, a two-volume work of 208 leaves each, has wide margins and is bound in a 
fine red morocco binding of the early eighteenth century, skillfully rebacked at some later date. Of the 
four bookplates present in our copy, the two earliest date from the eighteenth century and are those of 
the Earl of Donegall and the Marquis of Donegall. The Marquis of Donegall was Arthur Chichester (1739- 
1799), who is described in a letter from Alexander Henry Haliday to Lord Marchmont, on June 21, 1788, 
as a "serious, well disposed nobleman" who "has expended £20,000 on books not yet unpacked ..." His 
library was sold at auction in March, 1800, a year after his death, by W. Stewart of London. Item 1406 
in that sale is the Homer, described as "elegantly bound in morocco, gilt leaves," but the price has not 
been recorded although many of the other items are annotated with the price in our copy of the catalogue. 

The third bookplate, trom early in the nineteenth century, is that of Holland House, the London 
home of the Foxes, that great Whig family of which Charles James Fox is perhaps the best known member. 
How long the Homer was in the Holland House library is not known, but Isaac Foot, whose bookplate is 
the fourth and most recent, bought it in 1949 from Charles Sawyer, the London bookseller. 

The Opera begins with a Latin letter by Bernardus Nerlius, the printer, to his patron, Petrus Medici 
(1471-1503), head of the Florentine Republic. This edition was edited by the distinguished Greek Renais- 
sance scholar, Demetrius Chalkondyles (1428-1510), assisted by Demetrius of Crete and Giovanni Acciai- 
uolo; they used the authoritative and hitherto unpublished commentary of Eustathios, Archbishop of 
Saloniki, the great Byzantine classical philologist of the twelfth century. 

In his recent catalogue No. 34, the bookseller William H. Schab, of New York, has described a copy 
of this edition of Homer's Opera which is very similar to UCLA's acquisition. His price: $12,000. 



Map Library Exhibit on the Pacific Ocean 

Maps of the Pacific Ocean are exhibited in the display area at the north end of the ground-floor cor- 
ridor of Haines Hall, where they may be seen until July 15. Featured in the exhibit are examples 
of recent acquisitions of maps and other cartographic materials on the Pacific. Old nautical charts 
used by American whalers and books on the whaling era are also shown. The exhibit was ajranged 
by the Map Library with the cooperation of the Dt-partment of Special Collections and the Depart- 
ment of Geography. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Carol Friednum has transferred from the University Storehouse to take a position as Senior 
Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. She has studied accounting at San Fernando Valley State College. 

Mrs. Rosalie Higgs has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant in the Physics Library to 
Principal Library Assistant in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. 

Mrs. Nan Singley has resigned as Senior (Merk in the Acquisitions Department. 

Change in Laws on Hiring of Aliens as Librarians 

The California legislature has passed, and Governor Brown has signed, a bill (AB 708) which re- 
moves the one-year limitation on the hiring of aliens as professional librarians. The Labor Code, Sec- 
tion 1944, Subsection (b), is therefore amended so that the statutory inhibition against hiring aliens 
shall not apply "to any member of the faculty or teaching force or student body, or to any professional 
librarian, or to student assistants, of any college or university supported in whole or in part by the 
State." The bill was sponsored by Don Mulford, Assemblyman from Piedmont, and was supported in 
Assembly hearings by University Vice-President James H. Corley and by the legislative representative 
of the state colleges. 

Ch en Collection on Ch'ing Literature Is Obtained by Oriental Library 

The Oriental Library has recently acquired from South Vietnam an important Chinese collection of 
the literature and poetry of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The books came from the library of the late Mr. Ch'en 
Jung, a well-known scholar and collector in South China. After his death, and when the Chinese Com- 
munists were about to occupy the city of Canton, his daughter had the library moved to South Vietnam. 
She had been looking for an appropriate place to house her father's exceptionally fine collection, just 
at the time that the UCLA Library was scouting the Far East for such a collection. 

Our acquisition of the collection entailed, in order to obtain the required export permit after the 
deal was closed, battles of endless petitions and denials, games of wit and diplomacy, expressions of 
emotion, and, above all, patience with the slowly turning wheel of an easy-going bureaucracy. After 
two years, the export permit was finally granted and the long-awaited books arrived last month in the 
Oriental Library. 

The collection contains 240 titles in 1261 volumes, most of which were published during the Ch'ing 
Dynasty (1644-1911). These works greatly strengthen our present holdings in Chinese literature and they 
constitute the most complete library of Ch'ing poets in the United States. 

Affirmative Case 

The Government Publications Room has forwarded the following note, written by a member of the 
University debate squad: 

Thank you very much for allowing us to use this C.l.A. pamphlet during our debate 
with Cal Tech. We smashed 'em! 

I must add that throughout the semester more than 50% of our victories were directly at- 
tributable to the superior information we obtained by going directly to govt, documents, rather 
than second hand info. For that we can thank only your dept. 



May 17, 1963 



111 



The Powells in Europe 

Dean Powell, writing from Paris, has sent word to his students in the School of Library Serv- 
ice about the first, or Continental, stage of the Powells' trip abroad. In March they flew directly to 

Zurich, where they "learned the contortionist tricks of get- 
ting into a Porsche [successor to their Jaguar] (it's the 
S-75, coupe, red outside, black inside, et voila! le Stendahl), 
and set out on what ended yesterday with our arrival here— a 
nearly 4,000-mile pursuit of Spring." 

A concert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, after a trip 
through the Arlberg Pass and Innsbruck, led to reflections 
on art and artists: "Hearing the Haydn [ 104th Symphony] , 
and earlier, in Zurich, the Mozart clarinet quintet, K.581, I 
thought what an impossible thing it is for a musician to 
come along after the last word has been said in a given 
form— that the Haydn is truly the highest point in symphonic 
music." 

"Later in the Prado at Madrid," Mr. Powell writes, "we 
saw another example of this closing out of an airt form by a 
master: Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Delights, the birth 
and the death of Surrealism all in the one enormous paint- 
ing, reproductions of which inevitably lose detail and ef- 
fect. We were in Toledo on Good Friday, and the weather 
was bad. The cathedral was packed with worshippers and 
spectators and just plain people getting out of the cold rain. 
Here was where El Greco lived and painted, and the cathe- 
dral has many examples of his work, in the midst of which I was moved the most by a solitary Goya, a 
soft gleaming picture of Christ taken prisoner, a heart-breaking commentary on man and his ways." 




UCLA-Type Cathedral, in Albi 



The Powells went from Pisa, Florence, and San Remo to Zaragoza and Valencia, and back to France 
over the Pyrenees. They stayed overnight in Albi, where, as .Mr. Powell had reported in an earlier post- 
card, they saw that "strange beast of a cathedral," pictured here. "All the red brick is not at UCLA." he 
said. And, to be sure, the turrets 'round about the top of the ungainly building are reminiscent of those 
on the facade of the UCLA Library. "The Musee Lautrec is next door, in his ancestral home— also brick!" 

At Villefranche-de-Panat, forty miles east of Albi, they met with M. Georges Connes, former Dean of 
the Faculty of Letters at the University of Dijon, under whom .Mr. Powell did his graduate work in 1930 
to 1932. "M. Connes is known throughout [the region] ," says .Mr. Powell; "he played a heroic role in 
the Occupation and Liberation; and when he came back to the mountains after he had served as Mayor of 
Dijon, the locals wanted him to be their mayor. 'My friends,' he said, 'governing 100,000 was easy. To 
govern 560, quite another matter. We have been friends. Let us remain so. My answer is no.'" 



A Son for the Sullivans 



Scott Kevin Sullivan was born last Sunday at the UCLA Medical Center. His father is Dennis 
Sullivan, a student assistant in the Catalog Department, and his mother is Carole Sullivan, until 
recently a Senior Typist Clerk in the Librarian's Office. 



112 UCLA Librarian 



Publications and Activities 

J.M. Edelstein is one of four contributors to "Lord of the Flies Goes to College," in the May 4 is- 
sue of The New Republic. Mr. Edelstein found that much of the popularity of William Golding's novel 
on this campus was due to its being assigned reading, particularly for political science students and for 
the Peace Corps trainees, and he concludes: "That undergraduate tastes, in some respects, may be 
largely a reflection of professorial inclinations are, perhaps, what are referred to as the advantages of 
education." 

Carlos Hagen has written a description of the collections and services of the UCLA Map Library 
for the March number of the Special Library Association's Geography and Map Division Bulletin. 

Charlotte Georgi's biography is included in Volume 2 of Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliograph- 
ical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works, edited by James M. Ethridge. 

Mr. Vosper will attend a conference at the Airlie Foundation, near Warrenton, Virginia, on May 26 
and 27, which has been called by the National Science Foundation, the Council on Library Resources, 
and the Library of Congress to discuss current problems and developments in the automation of library 
processes. 

Mrs. Carole Eva (Wade) Offir, a clerk in the Acquisitions Department, and Donald Jay Schippers, an 
editor in the Oral History Project, have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. 

Harry Williams and Thomas Whitney, of the Library Photographic Department, are the joint authors 
of an article on ''Xerox-914: Preparation of Multilith Masters for Catalog Cards," in the Spring issue of 
Library Resources & Technical Services. 

Gordon Stone attended the joint meeting of the Northern and Southern California chapters of the 
American Musicological Society at the Santa Barbara campus of the University on May 11. 

Everett Moore will address a group of Fulbright scholars who are in residence this year in several 
universities and colleges in Southern California, about academic and research libraries in this region, 
at a dinner this evening at the Athenaeum, in Pasadena. 

Alex Baer attended the Far Western Slavic Conference at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford Uni- 
versity, on April 27 and 28. He was a member of a panel which discussed a paper by Karol Maichel on 
procedures and problems of developing Slavic collections in American universities and colleges. 

Visitors 

Elizabeth Landrum, Head of the Reference Department, and Virginia West, Head of the Division of 
Services, Fresno State College Library, visited the Library on April 23 to consult with Mrs. Euler and 
Miss Lodge on interlibrary lending procedures and reference services. 

W. Carl Jackson, head of the Acquisitions Department at the University of Minnesota Library, 
visited several departments and services of the Library on May 2. 

Dr. and Mrs. Tonnes Kleberg, of Uppsala, Sweden, visited the Library on May 5 with Arthur h. Clark, 
of Glendale. Dr. Kleberg is Chief Librarian of the Royal University of Uppsala. 

John Ottemiller, Associate University Librarian at Yale University, visited the Library and the 
School of Library Service on May 6 and 7. 

].W. Dc Jong, Professor of Buddhism at the University of Leyden, visited the Oriental Library on 
May 8, accompanied by Professor Ensho Asbikagu. 



May 17, 1963 113 



Foreign Museum Directors Visit the Library 

A group of museum directors from other countries, touring the United States under the sponsorship of 
the American Association of Museums and with the cooperation of the State Department, visited the Li- 
brary on May 6. They saw the exhibit of British Illustrators in the Main Library exhibit areas and an in- 
formal display of ornament books in the Department of Special Collections. 

Visitors were Moti Chandra, Director, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, in Bombay; Haim 
Gamzu, Director of the Museum Tel Aviv; Bjom Hallerdt, Director of the Dalarnas Museum, in Falun, 
Sweden; Taswh Husain Hamidi, Custodian of the Archaeological Museum, at Mohenjodaro, Pakistan; 
Cennadii Kozlov, of Moscow; Jorge C. Muclle Rojas, Director, Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Ar- 
queologra, in Lima; Ralph H. Riccalton, Assistant Preparator, Canterbury Museum, in Christchurch, New 
Zealand; R. Smithers, National Museum of Southern Rhodesia; Violette Verhoogen, Acting Curator-in- 
Chief, Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, in Brussels; Hugo Wagner, Curator of the Museum of Fine 
Arts, in Berne, Switzerland; Hugh Wake/ield, Keeper of the Department of Circulation, Victoria and 
Albert Museum, in London; Heinrich Wolf, Vice-Director, Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum 
Alexander Koenig, in Bonn; and Zdzislaw Zygulski, Keeper of the Czartoryski Collection, National 
Museum, Krakow. They were accompanied by Frank H. Hammond, of the American Association of Mu- 
seums, and Ross Lavrojj, a State Department interpreter. 

'Books on Exhibit' at the Curriculum Laboratory 

"Books on Exhibit," a cooperative display arranged by 55 American trade publishers and university 
presses, will be shown in the Curriculum Laboratory, Room 246, Moore Hall, from May 30 to June 28. 
The exhibit may be seen Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Annotated 
catalogues, describing 1,592 titles in the exhibit, are available to viewers. 

The exhibit is designed to show the new trade books published in 1962 for school-age readers from 
kindergarten to the twelfth grade. Books are classified in some 70 subjects and are related to specific 
school curricula, thereby assisting teachers, librarians, school administrators, and parents in the selec- 
tion of new books. 



Discussion Held on Intercampus Library Services 

A meeting on Intercampus Library Services, held in the Regents' Room on Tuesday, brought librar- 
ians from the Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara campuses to review the program of intercampus 
service developed under the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. Matters under discussion 
included questions of library privileges for faculty and graduate students of the several campuses, ac- 
cessibility to materials, schedules of service, the program of photocopy substitution for lending of or- 
iginal periodical materials, and intercampus communication and transportation. 

Attending the conference were Edwin T. Coman, Jr., Gordon Martin, and Mrs. Virginia Reinacker, of 
Riverside; Melvin Voigt and George Vdovin, of San Diego; and Donald C. Davidson, Wendell Simons, and 
Donald Fitch, of Santa Barbara. Representing UCLA were Mr. Vosper, Miss Ackerman, and Mr. Miles; 
Ardis Lodge, Esther Euler, Edmond Mignon, Marie Waters, and Louis Robinson, of the Reference Depart- 
ment; Harry Williams, of the Photographic Department; Walther Liebenow, of the Circulation Department; 
Robert Lewis, of the Biomedical Library; Johanna Tallman, of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library; and Everett Moore, who was the Chairman. 

A luncheon was held for the group at the Faculty Center, at which Professor George Kneller, Chair- 
man of the Academic Senate Library Committee, was a guest, and participated in an informal question 
and answer period concerning faculty concern for tiic working of the Master Plan. 



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SLA Chapter Meeting to Consider Relations with Management 

"What Library Means to Management" will be the general theme of a meeting next Friday, May 24, 
at 7:30 p.m., in the East Garden Room of the Statler Hilton Hotel, sponsored by the Business and Social 
Science Group of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Speakers will 
be Ernest Sabel, of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Thomas Harriman, Director of Engineering at the 
Giannini Controls Corporation, and Richard Chapman, Jr., President of the Crescent Engineering Re- 
search Company. Reservations should be made by May 22 with Laura Rainey, Foote, Cone & Belding 
Library, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 17. 

He Has a Little List 

The 1963 edition of the Encyclopedia Americana includes, as we first learned from the Norlhweslerri 
Library News, a new section on "One Hundred Notable Libraries of the World," compiled by Robert B. 
Downs, Dean of Library Administration at the University of Illinois. The briefly annotated list is one of 
a dozen sections under the heading "Libraries" in volume 17. Among the notable libraries are four in 
California, the Huntington Library, the Stanford University Library, the University of California Library, 
Berkeley, and the UCLA Library. 



IK.LA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Ci^ntrihuliii^ Editor: J.M. Edelstein. Contributors to this is- 
sue: Elizabeth Dixon, Sue Folz, Carlos Hagcn, Juli Miller, Man-Hing Mok, Everett Moore, Gretchen 
Taylor, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



Li{^I^^ i^:J,^Drari( 



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•••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 15 



The Sanskrit Collection at UCLA 



May 31, 1963 



Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854-1927) was a man of many turns. His chief claim to immortality is doubt- 
less Wheeler's Law, "Dactylic Oxytones Become Paroxytones," which he promulgated in his Heidelberg 




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dissertation, Der griechische Nominalaccent (Strassburg, 1885). He also served as President of the Uni- 
versity of California for twenty years (1899-1919) just prior to UCLA's birth, with results that latter-day 
administrators are hard put to emulate. In Wheeler's care, Sanskrit studies flourished at Berkeley, and 
fine collections were built, which attracted renowned scholars like Arthur Ryder and, later, the incumbent 
Murray Emeneau. 

When Wheeler died, some Sanskrit books from his private collection found their way to the UCLA Li- 
brary. Coupled with other random odds and ends— including, surprisingly, a fair chunk of the Linguistic 
Survey of India— they formed our whole Sanskrit collection when the present rapporteur began instruction 



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in elementary and advanced Sanskrit in 1958. At that time we even lacked the large basic dictionary 
(Bohtlingk-Roth), the chief grammar (Wackernagel-Debrunner), and texts of the Rig-Veda, the Riuiiayana, 
and the Mahabharalu, to say nothing of the lesser Vcdas. 

With the help of minute-to-modest appropriations by the Library Committee and occasional purchases 
of sets (Pali Text Society publications and Bohtlingk-Roth's dictionary in 1959, a full set of Rivistci 
indo-greco-italica in 1961, large parts of Gaekwad's Oriental Series in 1963), the devoted efforts of Mr. 
O'Brien, Mrs. Gustafson, and Miss Spence have filled many of the glaring gaps. While we still have a 
long road to excellence, and the present outlook is not good even for keeping up with current publica- 
tions in Indie studies, we now have reasonably adequate materials for instruction and research in this 
field, once the problems of cataloging have been solved. This improved state is due in large measure 
to the bulk acquisition, in 1961, of the library of the late Walter Eugene Clark, Wales Professor of San- 
skrit at Harvard University from 1928 to 1950 (reported in the UCLA Librarian of March 10, 1961). 

The Clark purchase, made possible by the intervention of Chancellor Murphy, added at one stroke 
some 1800 volumes, many of them rare. In addition to various Vedic, Brahmanic, Sutric, Upanishadic, 
and Puranic corpora, it contains texts of the Ramuyana and the luxury of three Sanskrit editions and one 
complete translation of the Mahabharata. This latter epic, of close to 200,000 lines, is represented by 
a rare manuscript-form edition (illustrated on the preceding page) in seven volumes printed with com- 
mentary at Bombay in the nineteenth century, by the important seven-volume edition by Krishnacharya 
and Vyasacharya, based mainly on South Indian texts and issued at Bombay in 1906-1914, and by Suthan- 
kar's critical edition in five volumes (Poona, incomplete, 1927-37). Along with Dutt's six-volume prose 
translation (Calcutta, 1895-1905), these acquisitions constitute a decent basis of Mahabharata studies 
for a first-rate library. 

Some two dozen Bhagavadgita editions, a large body of Buddhist and Jaina works, numerous texts 
relating to the six classical darshanas or philosophical systems of ancient India (Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, 
Vaiseshika, Mimamsa, and Vedanta), works on Hindu medicine (Ayurveda), especially the great Siishruta 
Samhita, many treatises on poetics, some 125 volumes of Sanskrit drama, and a remarkable body of works 
on Indie astronomy and mathematics (one of Professor Clark's specialties), are other highlights of this 
collection, as are excellent copies of the Bohtlingk-Roth (St. Petersburg) dictionary in the full and the 
concise editions (seven volumes each) with all addenda volumes, giving us extra sets of a basic research 
tool. One of the disappointing features of this collection is its relatively meager inventory of the great 
Bihliotheca Indica series, the hundreds of volumes of which we are trying to fill in by individual acqui- 
sitions and bulk processing by the Wants Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

If the above report looks impressive, it is due to our progress in absolute terms almost ex nihilo, 
an advance which is truly gratifying in view of the short years of effort by our dedicated Library staff 
with the limited funds at their disposal. A stroke of fortune such as the Clark collection is increasingly 
less likely to be duplicated in occidental surroundings. If, some day, UCLA has a full-time Indologist 
who can devote his sabbaticals to prowling around the bookstalls of Bombay, Poona, New Delhi, and 
Calcutta, a really significant build-up might be achieved. Meanwhile, reprints of such unavailable desi- 
derata as the ten volumes of the Zei/schrift fur Indologie urid Iranistik, or Max Muller's four-volume Rig- 
Veda edition with Sayana's commentary (of which Berkeley has multiple copies), will help us retain a 
modest momentum. 

Jaan Puhvel 

Deparlineiil of (.'.hissics. 

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Notice to Our Faculty Readers 

This issue of the UCLA Librarian will be the last one sent to all faculty members on campus until 
the beginning of the fall semester. TTiose who wish to receive copies during the summer months should 
write to the Editor (Library Room 230), giving name and address, so that stencils can be prepared. 

A Lesson for Bibliographers 

Donald F. McKenzie, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Senior Lecturer in English 
at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, addressed an audience of students, faculty mem- 
bers, and librarians last week on "An Early Printing House at Work— A Lesson for Bibliographers." Mr. 
McKenzie has carefully studied the documents of the Cambridge University Press, particularly in the 
first decade or so following 1696, when the Press Syndicate was formed by Richard Bentley out of what 
had been a system of individuals printing by royal privilege ever since the University was granted a 
charter for printing by Henry VIII in 1534. 

From his examination of the annual press accounts, minute books, workmen's vouchers, and the like, 
Mr. McKenzie has been able to construct detailed production charts for the press as a whole, tables of 
weekly earnings and work loads for individual compositors and pressmen, and lists of the compositors 
and pressmen employed on each sheet for specific books. He has found, in almost every regard, such 
marked variations and fluctuations from what modern scholars have supposed to be average or standard 
for sizes of editions, work loads, job assignments, length of press time, routing of work through the 
presses, and employment of pressmarks, as to seriously challenge the assumptions underlying much of 
present-day bibliography. Our knowledge of important bibliographical facts, Mr. McKenzie believes, is 
inadequate to serve as the foundation of a truly scientific bibliography. 

Election Day for Staff Association 

Tuesday, June 4, is the final day to cast ballots in the election of officers of the Library Staff As- 
sociation. Association members should vote by returning ballots to Kelley Cartwright, in the Circulation 
Department, or by depositing them in the ballot box in the Staff Room. 

Candidates for office during the next academic year are Fay Blake and Edmond Mignon, one of whom 
is to be elected Vice President and President-Elect; Barbara Kornstein, Walther Liebenow, Donald Reed, 
and Rosalee Wright, two of whom are to be elected professional members of the Executive Board; and 
Doris Bondurant, Miriam Brownstein, Anita Hall, and Mildred Williams, two of whom are to be elected non- 
professional members of the Board. 

Technical Report Center 

The Regional Technical Report Center, in the Government Publications Room, has a complete col- 
lection of unclassified scientific and technical reports released since June 20, 1962, by the Department 
of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the 
Office of Technical Services. The reports cover a wide range of fields, emphasizing particularly the 
physical and natural sciences and technology, and there are strong holdings also in such subjects as 
psychology, personnel, military operations, and data processing. 

During the Center's first ten months of operation, 22,600 reports were received in hard copy or micro- 
form. The collection also includes some 47,000 older reports, primarily in the field of nuclear science. 
All reports may be borrowed by faculty, students, and other authorized borrowers, and are available on 
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Personnel Notes 

Eugene Carroll, Laboratory Helper in the Photographic Department, has been reclassified to Photo 
Technician. 

Carol Dressel has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant to Secretary Stenographer in the 
Biomedical Library. 

]udy Heller, newly appointed Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Department, has had secretarial train- 
ing at Los Angeles City College. 

Mrs. Carole Offir has been reclassified from Clerk to Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department. She will receive her Bachelor's degree in history next month. 

Amelia Quashie has joined the staff of the Catalog Department as a Senior Library Assistant. She 
has studied at Bronx Community College and Rockland Community College, in New York, and was last 
employed as a typist at Columbia University. 

C. Glenn Reams has been reclassified from Laboratory Assistant to Photographer in the Photographic 
Department. 

Clemente Turin, new Laboratory Helper in the Photographic Department, graduated from the Navy 
School of Photography and has served as a Photographer's Mate 3rd Class. 

Resignations have been received from Barbara Bisch, Principal Library Assistant in the Catalog De- 
partment, Susan Ryder, Senior Library Assistant in the Education Library, and Mrs. Mary Schroeder, Prin- 
cipal Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library. 

Soviet Publications Are Received on Exchange 

The Library has recently concluded two exchange arrangements under which we are receiving inter- 
esting materials from the Soviet Union. An agreement with the Akademiia Nauk SSSR guarantees that 
UCLA will receive the complete publication output of the Soviet Academy of Sciences— an impressive 
number of monographs and serials in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. Although 
we have been subscribing to a number of the Academy's journals, we shall now receive on exchange 
many which are new to the Library. 

Voprosy Kinoisskustva, a lively illustrated journal dealing with both the artistic and technical as- 
pects of film production, Atomnaia Energiia, a scholarly periodical on atomic energy, Kratkie Soobshchen- 
iia, of the Archeological Institute of the Academy, and Zhumal Neorganicheskoi Khimii, are examples of 
serial titles which have already come to us by means of the exchange plan. The Library is also obtaining 
all of the Referativnye Zhumali, abstracting journals issued by the Institut Nauchnoi Informatsii of the 
Academy of Sciences, which cover international publications in more than two dozen scientific and techni- 
cal subject fields. 

By arrangement with the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaidzhan Republic, the Library has received 
from Baku a collection of more than 200 volumes dealing with Azerbaidzhani language, literature, history, 
and philosophy. Works of Sabir, an Azerbaidzhani poet, and Akhundov, a historian, are included, as well 
as scholarly monographs on various aspects of Azerbaidzhani philology, archeology, and performing arts. 
We will also receive a number of serial publications from Baku, such as Azcrbaiihan and Literaluniyi 
Azerbaidzhan. 



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Publications and Activities 

J. M. Edelstein has contributed a note on "Binding Variants in Malamud's The Natural" to the May 
issue of Amcriciin Notes & Queries. 

Shirley Hood has been named Chairman of the American Educational Theater Association's "Art 
Museums and Theaters" project, which will undertaice the compiling of a list of theater collections and 
exhibits. Mrs. Hood will attend the August meeting of AETA in Minneapolis. 

Paul Miles and Everett Moore met on May 13 with the Graduate Students Association Council to dis- 
cuss plans for the North Campus Library. 

Mr. Vosper presided at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries 
last Saturday in Washington, D.C. On Sunday he gave the Commencement address at Hastings College, 
in Hastings, Nebraska, and concurrently dedicated the new Perkins Memorial Library there, planning for 
which was initiated following Mr. Vesper's survey in 1957 of the library needs at Hastings. 

Donald Black is the senior author of a paper on "Index Files: Their Loading and Organization for 
Use," prepared for the conference this week at the Airlie Foundation on library automation. 

Robert Hayes, of the School of Library Service, will deliver an address, "From Librarian to Docu- 
mentalist," at a general session of the Special Library Association's annual convention, meeting in Den- 
ver from June 9 to 13. 

Sherry Terzian, Librarian of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, will speak to the Biological Sciences 
Division of SLA on June 12 on "Training Programs for Library Personnel Without Formal Library Train- 
ing. 

Robert Faris was elected president and Helen Carey was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the 
Southern California Association of Law Libraries at the annual meeting on May 17. 

Visitors 

Eric Belton, Librarian of Makerere College, in Kampala, Uganda, visited the Library on May 16 and 
17. Miss Badger conducted Mr. Belton on visits to several Library departments and branches. 

John Neuhart and ten students in his class in graphic design, in the Department of Art, visited the 
Clark Library on May 17. Their tour of the Library included inspection of displays on the history of 
printing and letter design from Gutenberg to Eric Gill and Frederic W. Goudy. 

Kanetomo Tanuka, Professor of Law and Director of the University Library, at Kyoto University, 
visited the Library on May 17 to consult with Miss Lodge. He is visiting the United States on a grant 
from the Asia Foundation to examine university libraries, area study programs, and law school programs. 

Recent visitors to the Clark Library have been John Oltemiller, Associate Librarian at Yale Univer- 
sity, John Ctirtriur, Librarian of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and A. Russell Slagle, of 
Baltimore. Mr. Slagle was interested in examining the Library's copy of Thomas Fettiplace's Christian 
Monitor (London, 1672), which is not recorded in the Wing Short-Title C.atalufiue, and which he has been 
unable to locate elsewhere either in this country or in England. 



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Every Citizen Is One 

In a small city some ten miles south and west of downtown Pittsburgh, residents refer to themselves 
as Librarians. They may never have attended an accredited library school, and they may or may not work 
in the town's only library, that of the Consolidation Coal Company. Nevertheless, the Rand McNtilly Com- 
mercuil Alius for 1963 reports that there are 3,000 Librarians in Library, Pennsylvania. 

Florence S. Burton 

Word has been received that Mrs. Florence S. Burton died on May 18 in Clermont, Florida. She was 
the acquisitions librarian in the Engineering Library from February 1951 to November 1956. Although 
more or less retired in recent years, she would not relinquish library work and continued to work part- 
time in her life-long profession. She died at her post in the Clermont Public Library. Her cheerfulness 
and devotion to books and libraries have inspired librarians and patrons wherever she has been. 

Johanna E. Tallman 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, 
Los Angeles 24. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Coiilrihaling Editor: J. M. Edelstein. Conlrihiilors to 
this issue: Fay Blake, Kelley Cartwright, William Conway, Juli Miller, Mary Ryan, Johanna Tallman, 
Robert Vosper, Marie Waters. 



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Supplement to Volume 16, Number 15 
May 31, 1963 



MONUMENTA CARTOGRAPHICA AFRICAE ET AEGYPTI 



The expanding map resources of the Library have been richly enhanced by the recent acquisition of 
the splendid Monumenta cartographica Africae el Aegypli. This great compilation was published between 
1926 and 1951 in an edition limited to one hundred copies, which were distributed free of cost to selected 
institutions through the generosity of Prince Youssouf Kamal, a member of the Egyptian royal family. 
Four institutions in the United States were on the original distribution list; of these only one was the li- 
brary of a university-Chicago. The set purchased for UCLA formerly belonged to a distinguished collec- 




Figure 1. Map of the Nile Valley from the lid of a sarcophagus of the Middle Empire. 

tion in Europe, the area which was the destination of a majority of the volumes. It is thought that the set 
now housed in the Department of Special Collections of the UCLA Library is the only one in the western 
half of North America. 

Prince Youssouf, scholar, traveler, and sportsman, not only extended his patronage in the grand man- 
ner to the enterprise but was the editor of the S\onumcnla and its chief architect and inspiration. In as- 
sembling materials the Prince was assisted by Dr. F. C. Weider, Librarian of the University of Leiden, 
who died in 1942, after which date the work was continued by Professor J. H. Kramers of the same insti- 
tution. 

The purpose of the compilation was to reproduce in one work all of the documents, written or drawn, 
necessary for an understanding of the historical geography of Africa in general and of Egypt in particular. 
Toward this end the treasures of the great libraries of the world, especially the European archives, were 
utilized. 



The results of these labors are organized into five tomes containing a varying number of parts but to- 
taling sixteen in all. Each part is bound separately, weighs about thirty pounds, measures roughly 2Ayi 30 
inches, and contains approximately 150 pages. Although not specifically stated, the printing would appear 
to be the work of the well-known house of E. J. Brill of Leiden. No expense was spared to make the work 



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as useful to the reader as possible. Color is employed where desirable, and excellent typography and 
printing are complemented by paper and binding of high quality. The collection is dedicated to the ed- 
itor's grandfather, Mohammed Ali el Kabir, the 
founder of modern Egypt. 



Inscriptions and charts which relate even re- 
motely to the unrolling of the map of Africa down 
the centuries and to the developing concept of that 
continent have been included in the Monurnenta. 
Among these materials, some hitherto unpublished, 
are papyri, manuscript mappamundi, lists of Roman 
armies in Africa, itineraries of Church Fathers, and 
even a reproduction of a map from a tessellated 
floor. Texts of the most diverse character, includ- 
ing writings in hieroglyphics, Greek, Latin, Syriac, 
Coptic, Ethiopic, Chinese, etc., appear in parallel 
columns with French translations. The text is 
printed in black and red, the latter color being used 
for ail African place names. Obviously, great care 
was expended on registration in both the text and 
in the sumptuous plates of the full-color map repro- 
ductions which retain the true, often-muted colors 
of the originals. 




Figure 2. Representative T-O map of 
the eleventh century. 



Tome I has only one part, which is concerned with the period before the epoch of the Greco-Alex- 
andrian cartographer and astronomer, Claudius Ptolemy (second century A.D.) Early Egyptian cartog- 
raphy, which included both cadastral and chorographic traditions, is illustrated by a stylized route map 
from the "Age of the Pyramids" (Fig. 1). In the absence of contemporary maps of early periods, a great 
reliance has been placed on much later map reconstructions from textual sources. These are introduced, 
chronologically, according to the period which they illustrate. The reconstructed maps and charts (per- 
iploi) of classical antiquity lead us from the achievements of the School of Miletus through the geograph- 
ical work of Herodotus and Eratosthenes to the compilations of Strabo and Pliny. 

Tome II consists of four parts, in the first of which the Ptolemaic contributions are treated in con- 
siderable detail, followed by work in which we discern the origin of the "T-O" map tradition which 
reached its zenith in the Latin West in the Middle Ages (Fig. 2). Among the savants whose geographical 
ideas are contained in the middle sections of this Tome are such well-known figures as Macrobius, St. 
Augustine, and Cosmas Indicopleustes. Maps of special interest and importance reproduced in Tome II 
include the unique fifteenth-century Arabic version of Ptolemy's world map (Fig. 3) together with his 
nine African sheets; the diagrammatic Roman route map— the Peutinger Table; and the Madeba .Mosaic. 
The final part of this Tome is an Historical Atlas of Africa in Antiquity. The ideas on this subject of 
many workers, beginning with Abraham Ortelius (c. 1565) and extending to the twentieth century, are 
presented in cartographic form. 



The largest and in many respects the richest section of the Monurnenta is Tome III with its five 
parts. These treat the period of the Arab expansion, beginning with the conquests in the middle of the 
seventh century A.D. Maps, tables, and text are used to illustrate the two great streams of Moslem 
geography— the scientific tradition represented by lists of more accurate geographical coordinates of 
astronomers such as al-Khwarizmi and the descriptive tradition exemplified by the work of Idrisi, who 
was retained by the enlightened Norman King of Sicily, Roger II (c. 1150 A.D.). The cartography ranges 
all the way from the sophisticated rendering of Idrisi (Fig. 4) to decorative but diagrammatic maps, such 



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as that of al-lstakhri (Fig. 5). However, Tome III is by no means confined to the work of the Arab schol- 
ars, but includes pertinent geographical writings by their European contemporaries from Alfred the Great 
to the Latin schoolmen of whom the Venerable Bede, Roger Bacon, Peter Comestor, Robert Grosseteste, 
and St. Thomas Aquinas are representative. 

In the four parts of Tome IV portulan or haven-finding aids are especially emphasized, along with 
descriptive chorographies continuing the record to the eve of the Great Discoveries. To provide a con- 
trast, there are lavish illustrations of the Hereford and Ebstorf ecclesiastical world maps which, in spirit, 
belong to an earlier period. Well-known portulan charts with their characteristic rhumb lines and greatly 
improved coastlines are included (Fig. 6). Among these are both Catalan and Italian examples. But the 
Europeans do not monopolize this section, which contains descriptions of travels in Africa by, among 
others, the remarkable ibn-Batuta. Contemporary accounts in Tome IV conclude with appropriate excerpts 
from the writings of the biographer of Prince Henry of Portugal, Gomes Eannes de Azurara, and from the 
celebrated Portuguese man of letters, Joao de Barros. 

All of the parts of the first four tomes were published before World War II, but the two parts which 
make up the fifth and final tome were issued as late as I95I. These consist of a selection of the rich 
cartographic record from the mid-fifteenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Since the original plan ap- 
parently called for twenty parts, we may assume that work was brought to a premature conclusion after 
the wartime hiatus. Nevertheless, the same high standards which characterized the earlier volumes are 
maintained in the later ones. 

The first part of Tome V is concerned primarily with maps based on information supplied by the ex- 
plorers of the Renaissance. By way of introduction, selected portulan charts are reproduced, as well as 
appropriate sheets from the Ptolemy atlas published in Rome in 1478. The Portuguese explorations of 
coastal Africa, including their momentous discovery of the "stormy" Cape and the sea route to India, 
form the subject of charts by various anonymous cartographers and by the distinguished Northwest Euro- 
pean mapmakers, Waldseemuller, Mercator, Blaeu, and others. Part I concludes with maps by the French 
and English cartographers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. While the main coastal out- 
lines of Africa are delineated with some accuracy in these maps, many problems remain in the interior. 
This situation (Fig. 7) evoked critical comment from Jonathan Swift who expressed his opinion in the oft- 
quoted verse: 

So geographers, in Afric-maps, 
With savage-pictures fill their gaps; 
And o'er unhabitable downs 
Place elephants for want of towns. 

The second part of Tome V continues the story of African discovery, particularly inland explora- 
tion. In a generous selection of maps by D'Anville and others we see how the cartographers wrestled 
with those twin problems of African geography— the sources of the Nile and of the Niger. Reproduced as 
oversized plates are two manuscript maps made by order of Napoleon Bonaparte (a devoted student of 
geography) on his Egyptian expedition. Noteworthy are the maps which summarize the best information 
on Africa available to the Germans, Ritter and Petermann, who were leaders, respectively, of schools of 
geography and cartography in the nineteenth century. In addition there are maps illustrating the travels 
of those Victorian heroes in Africa, Gordon and Livingstone, and a map drawn from field information of 
the explorers Speke and Grant. The Muniniicnlii proper contains reproductions of maps and texts without 
explanation, but accompanying paper-bound commentaries are provided to describe some of the more eso- 
teric cartographic forms. 

Because of the scope of the work and its broad coverage, Muinnniul n idrlo^rdfihii a A/ricdt- <•/ Atfivltti 
is of special value to scholars in several disci|)liiK-s. The table of contents at tiic end of each part permits 



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Figure 4. Iberian peninsula, with North Africa at top, from a world map by Idrisi, 1154 A.D. 







1 '■'i^r^j^:^^'^ " 

















Figure 5. Stylized sixteenth-century 
Persian m.ip of the world. 



Figure 6. Section of portulan chart of 
the fifteenth century. 



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..dsaiss. 



Figure 7. Elephants in Afrique's uninhabitable downs: 
Northwestern section of a map of Africa, 1546 A.D. 



the collection to be used for reference purposes. The Monumenta may be criticized for its specious 
chronology, in which modern reconstructions appear side by side with old maps, and for the editor's 
somewhat indiscriminate compilation of materials. However, these apparent flaws have the effect of 
giving us a greater range of information than would otherwise be the case. The work adds notable 
strength to the historical cartographic holdings of the Library and serves as a companion to some re- 
cently acquired items, including the Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica, a gift from the Portuguese 
Government, and the Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1579, added by purchase. 

A better geographical distribution of items such as Monumenta cartographica Africae et Aegypti is 
certainly desirable. Two sets of this work remain in the European capital city from which the California 
copy was acquired, and many of the original maps and documents may be seen in libraries within a few 
hundred miles of that locality. It is appropriate that the Monumenta is available at UCLA with its Afri- 
can and Near Eastern studies programs. The Monumenta provides an admirable cross-section of the his- 
tory of cartography and essential background information on a continent of increasing significance in 
the world today. 



Norman J. W. Thrower 
Department of Geography 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 16 



Exhibits of Graphic Arts 



June 14, 1963 



"The Fifty Books of the Year 1962," the annual exhibition of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 
will be displayed in the Main Library until July 1. The Institute selects for its exhibit those books pub- 
lished in the United States which exemplify the finest in book design and manufacture. 



qBi^llJCfE SALTBTL. 




A THIRD Of A CENTURY OF GRAPHIC WORK 



^^ 



THE FIFTY BOOKS OF THE YEAR 1962 



Among the books of special interest to Californians are "In Wildness Is the Preservation of the 
World," a collection of photographs by Eliot Porter, with selections from Henry David Thoreau, pub- 
lished by the Sierra Club, and M. F. K. Fisher's The Story of Wine in California, with photographs 
by Max Yavno, published by the University of California Press. 

The Library will also show, in conjunction with the AIGA exhibit, a selection of examples of the 
graphic work of George Salter. After having been forced to leave Germany in 1934, Mr. Salter came to the 
United States and immediately began to design dust jackets for books. He has taught courses in graphic 
arts and calligraphy, and now teaches at the Cooper Union, in New York City. 

Posters and announcements for the two exhibits have been designed and executed by Maury Nemoy, 
Los Angeles designer and calligrapher. Mr. Nemoy was formerly on the staff of the Department of Art at 
UCLA, and now teaches a course in calligraphy in University Extension. 



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Personnel Notes 

Mrs. Helen Parisky, Librarian I, has rejoined the staff of the Catalog Department, where she had 
served from February, 1957, to August, 1962, as a Principal Library Assistant and as a Librarian. 

Hans Rosenslock, Librarian I in the Acquisitions Department, has resigned to accept a position in 
the Library at the University of Ghana, at Accra. 

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Eileen Kaplan, Senior Clerk in the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, Mrs. Judith Mueller, Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library, and Louis Robinson, Principal 
Library Assistant in the Reference Department. 

Visitors 

Kaoru Takada, Professor of Economics at Osaka University, visited the Business Administration 
Library on May 21, accompanied by Mike Nishimura, of the Department of State. They discussed library 
matters with Miss Georgi and were given a tour of the building by Mr. Woods. 

Barbara While, of the Space-Information Systems Division of North American Aviation, in Downey, 
visited the Business Administration Library on May 23. 

David O. Bampoe, Assistant Librarian at the University of Ghana, visited the Library on May 25. 

Natsuo Shumuta, Dean of the College of General Education and Professor of English at the Univer- 
sity of Tokyo, visited the Main Library and the Oriental Library on May 31. On June 1 he visited the 
Clark Library. 

Chuan-Hua Lowe, a cataloger at the Department of Labor Library, in Washington, D. C, visited the 
Main Library and the Oriental Library on June 3. 

O. W. Neighbour, Music Librarian of the British Museum, visited the Clark Library on June 5, ac- 
companied by Franklin 7.imrnerrnan, Professor of Music at USC. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Crieder visited the Department of Special Collections on June 5. Mr. 
Grieder is a member of the Library staff on the Santa Barbara campus, where he is engaged in the ap- 
portioning of the Isaac Foot collection among the libraries on the several University campuses. 

Thomas M. Haggerty, U. S. documents librarian at St. John's University, in Jamaica, New York, 
visited the Government Publications Room on June 5. 

James Bassett, Director of Editorial Pages for the Los Angeles Times, visited the Library and the 
Department of Special Collections on June 6 to present the manuscript and galley proofs of his novel. 
Harm's Way. 

Paul Buck, Director of Libraries at Harvard University, came to the Library on June 7 to pay his 
first visit to UCLA and to consult with Mr. Vosper on matters of concern to the research libraries com- 
munity. 

Oon Chor Khoo, Medical Librarian at the University of Singapore, and Mrs. Khuo; Anne Harrison, 
Medical School Librarian at the University of Melbourne; Harry F.rlain, Librarian of the University of 
Otago Medical School, in Dunedin, New Zealand; and Rulh Poig, Librarian of the Royal Childrens Hos- 
pital, in Parkville, Melbourne, Australia, were visitors at the Biomedical Library in May and June while 
en route to the second International C^ongress on Medical Librarianship, which will meet in Washington, 
D. C, next week. 



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Publications and Activities 

Louise Darling, who has served during the past year as Vice President of the Medical Library As- 
sociation, assumes her new office as President at the 62nd annual meeting of the MLA in Washington, 

D. C, next week. She succeeds Dr. Frank B. Rogers, Di- 
_ rector of the National Library of Medicine. Miss Darling 

^^^^^^HH^^^^ will preside at the morning session on Tuesday of the sec- 

^^^^HrX^^^^^B^^ ond International Congress on Medical Librarianship, which 

^^^^ ^^^^^^^K* '^ convening jointly with the MLA. 

^^H ^^^^^H Robert Lewis presided at the May 28 meeting of the 

^^C'^rf^V- ^"^^ '^'"'^^^^^K Medical Library Group of Southern California, at the Harbor 

^H W^^^K General Hospital in Torrance. "Problems of Medical His- 

^^^^r tory Collections" was the topic for a panel discussion by 

■>^ -' ^ staff members of the Los Angeles County Medical Associa- 

f tion Library. Mr. Lewis will also participate in the Inter- 

national Congress on Medical Librarianship, to be held 
rnext week in Washington, D. C. He will read a paper on 
"KWIC— Is It Quick?" for a seminar on "Utilization of 
*^ ' Machines for Bibliographic Purposes." 

/ Doyce Nunis has arranged and edited a series of arti- 

^ I k. ^ '^'^^ '" ^^ Spring issue of Technology and Culture, under 

the general heading, "Recollections of the Early History 
of Naval Aviation: A Session in Oral History." The series 
is made up of an introductory piece, "Oral History and the History of Technology," by Mr. Nunis; the 
recorded memoirs of Captain Garland Fulton, U. S. N. (Ret.), and Charles J. McCarthy, pioneers in na- 
val aeronautics; and a commentary by Professor John B. Rae, of Harvey Mudd College. 



MLA's new President. 



Alex Baer has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Library Resources of the Far-Western 
Slavic Conference. The committee will survey library holdings of Slavic materials in western United 
States, and will recommend ways to coordinate and improve such collections. 

Sherry Terzian's talk on Wednesday at the annual convention of the Special Libraries Association 
was retitled, "Training Programs: Is Work -Study the Answer?" 

UES Library Presents Summer Workshop on Literature and Art 

The University Elementary School Library will conduct a Literature-Art Workshop from June 19 to 
July 26, in which about twenty-five Los Angeles school children will participate in an intensive chil- 
dren's literature program on folklore, poetry, mythology, fiction, fantasy, biography, and true adventure. 
The children will be encouraged to explore various kinds of literature through their exposure to story- 
telling, book talks, readings, creative writing, and dramatics. After a daily period in the Library, the 
students will move to the art room for studio experiences in the graphic and plastic arts, under the di- 
rection of the art supervisor, Mrs. Olga Richard. 

Guest storytellers will visit the Library from time to time; Mr. Laramee Haynes will return on June 
28 to tell his Uncle Remus stories. Mrs. Nancy Mclsaac, Librarian at Madison School in Santa Monica, 
and a 1962 graduate of the School of Library Service, will join the UES Library staff for the summer pro- 
gram. 



130 UCLA Lihniritin 



Waldemar Westergaard and Dimitry Krassovsky 

The Library lost two devoted colleagues earlier this month by the death of Waldemar Westergaard, 
Professor Emeritus of History, and Dimitry Krassovsky, our retired Slavic Bibliographer. 

Probably no member of the UCLA faculty will have served the needs of the Library so long and pre- 
cisely as Professor Westergaard. Last year in Scandinavia, in his eightieth year, with a special book 
fund at his disposal, he sought out particular desiderata and arranged new exchanges with historical ar- 
chives. This was in continuance of a task he had begun in the 1920's when he first came to UCLA from 
Pomona College. Thus the Library's uncommon strength in Scandinavian and Baltic history is almost 
entirely of his detailed making. 

In the fall of 1961, on first speaking officially to the Friends of the UCLA Library, I introduced 
Professor Westergaard to the group with these words, to which I can add little more than a note of sor- 
row at this time: 

This evening we have with us a man who exemplifies, better than anyone else I can think 
of, the kind and amount of persistent and devoted aid we require from the faculty. I propose 
to present him to you as the perfect model of the perfect scholar, perfect scholarly book col- 
lector, and perfect abettor of library collecting, all rolled into one. You have been handed this 
evening as a memento a small pamphlet on the earlier history of the UCLA Libraries, not be- 
cause of any merit in the booklet itself, but as a means of introducing Professor Waldemar 
Westergaard. You might note in the pamphlet that in its early days this Library had another 
period of exciting growth, especially by way of the en bloc addition of important scholarly 
private libraries, such as the Erslev, Koch, and Dahlerup. This effort laid down what the 
Italians would call the "fondo" of the UCLA Library. Its very patrimony and that early growth 
were in large part due to the acumen and optimism of Professor Westergaard. 

Today as we burst into our second rocket stage, the Library's friends and the University's 
younger scholars are fortunate, as is the University's Librarian, in having "Westy" still here as 
our active guide and councillor, a combination of the wise Nestor and of Joe Walker breaking 
new trails across the Sierra. In the light of his wise and pioneering services to this Library I 
am proud to introduce Professor Westergaard to you this evening in his new guise, as Honorary 
Curator of the North European Collections. Moreover, to assure you and him that this is no 
empty honor, I can report that a recurrent allotment from the Library's book fund has now been 
set at his specific disposal for the purchase of the books his wisdom says we will need. 

Here then is an active symbol of the support the UCLA Library can offer its faculty of to- 
day, as well as evidence of what the Library in turn expects from its faculty. Let them try to 
rival Professor Westergaard. We will provide them with book funds. They in turn must provide 
his kind of good will, hard work, bookish enthusiasm, unselfish concern for the Library's total 
program, willingness to assist the Library in overcoming its shortcomings rather than merely 
carping about them. 



Death came gently to Dimitry Krassovsky, as befitted so gentle a man. Only a year ago he retired 
after fifteen years as our Slavic Bibliographer and as a member of the initial UCLA faculty in Slavic Lan- 
guages. A native of Vladivostok, Mr. Krassovsky was a graduate of the School of Law of what was then 
called the University of Petrograd, and later (1930) of the Library School at Berkeley. His experience in 
the Russian Imperial Navy during the first World War was more than a passing experience to him, for 
throughout his later life he wrote as frequently on naval history, in a variety of Russian emigre journals, 
as he did on bibliography and linguistics, and his annual list of publications was always impressive. 



June 14, 1963 131 



By difficult routes via the Middle East and North China, Mr. Krassovsky came to this country as a 
White Russian refugee after the war and soon found his way to the Hoover Library, at Stanford, where, 
from 1925 to 1947, he was Assistant Curator of Slavica. We turned to him in 1947 when Slavic studies 
first began at UCLA and we needed someone who could begin the exacting task of developing Russian 
collections where none had existed before. Slavic Bibliographers were a scarce breed in those days; in 
fact there were hardly any librarians capable of deciphering the Cyrillic alphabet. Thus, like Professor 
Westergaard he laid the fundamental basis for our collections in a little-known field so that all subse- 
quent users of the Library will be in his debt. 

We will always remember his courtly manners and gentle ways, a style too seldom seen in this fran- 
tic age. 

R. V. 

Photographic Exhibit in the Biomedical Library 

"Faces That Are America," an exhibit of black and white portrait photographs by Barbara Myers, 
will be shown in the Biomedical Library from June 17 to July 14. Most of the photographs were taken 
in Santa Monica, Westwood, and Venice, but Miss Myers' interests have taken her to other areas as well. 
Recently she travelled 1,800 miles through Arizona and New Mexico on a Honda Cub cycle in order to 
take photographs of Navajo and Pueblo Indians. The exhibit includes some results of that trip. Miss 
Myers, who works in the Medical Records Department of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, holds a 
Bachelor's degree in music from UCLA, and has attended Queens College and the New School for Social 
Research, in New York City. 

Miss Myers is a self-taught photographer with a special interest in protraiture, and she uses the 
camera as a tool for creative expression. "The story behind this photographic exhibit," according to 
Miss Myers, "lies in my determination to depict the facial expressions of the American peoples — the 
expressions which reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings ... In order to render facial expressions 
which are both spontaneous and genuine, 1 prefer to work in natural light. For backgrounds, I choose a 
texture that will lend balance and definition to the facial character. The overall composition is then a 
structure built on the emotional and physical forces at play between one another." 

Library Staff Members Confer at Lake Arrowhead 

Thirty members of the Library staff spent two days, June 2-4, at the University's Lake Arrowhead 
Conference Center in what it is hoped may be the first annual staff conference. Intensive discussion 
centered around such matters as the impact of the shift of functions to the North Campus Research Li- 
brary, the direction of the Library Operations Survey and the general implications of automation and 
mechanization for libraries, the administration of the new personnel pattern for librarians, and the need 
for improving coordination of effort within the campus library system as well as administrative communi- 
cation among the staff. 

Staff Association Meeting and Election Results 

The next general meeting of the Library Staff Association will be on Tuesday, June 25, at 4 p.m., 
in Room 141 of the Physics Building. Among the items on the agenda will be the annual reports of of- 
ficers and committees and the introduction of the newly elected officers: Edwin Kaye, President, Ed- 
mond Mignon, Vice President, and Anita Hall, Barbara Kornscein, Donald Reed, and Mildred Williams, 
members of the Executive Board. 



132 UCLA Librarian 



Visiting Librarian Lectures on Edward Jenner 

William R. Le Fanu, Librarian of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, delivered a lecture 
Wednesday on Edward Jenner, the discoverer of vaccination. The address was sponsored by the Divi- 
sion of Medical History. 

Medical Librarians from Japan Visit Campus 

Six Japanese medical librarians, who were en route to Washington, D. C, to attend the second In- 
ternational Congress on Medical Librarianship and the Medical Library Association's annual confer- 
ence, visited UCLA on June 5. Dean Magoun and Miss Darling entertained them at luncheon at the Fa- 
culty Center, and they toured the Biomedical and Main Libraries and held special conferences with a 
number of staff members of both libraries and in the Library School. The librarians in the group were 
Takeo Urata, University of Tokyo, Kazuo Fujii, Osaka University, Koji Nagao, Tohoku University, 
Takashige Sato, Kyushu University, Y. Nakayama, Niigata University, and Takao Fukudome, Keio Uni- 
versity. Miss Darling entertained them for cocktails at her home and dinner at the Seibu Department 
Store. 



Librarian's Notes 

I am delighted that on July 1 we will be able once again to expand our corps of specialist bibliog- 
raphers who give particular attention to book selection. A number of academic department chairmen 
and individual members of the faculty have gone out of their way these last months to tell me how 
pleased they are with the efforts of those already on the staff and how useful is the practice of having 
skilled librarians develop the collections responsibly. 

The further need most frequently mentioned to me by the faculty is for a librarian to select post- 
Renaissance Western European books, especially in the humanities and the social sciences. Mr. Edel- 
stein watches over Medieval and Renaissance needs, Mr. Esplin gives attention to post-Renaissance 
English books, Mr. Baer grapples with Eastern Europe in general. 

Happily, the new budget fills the gap by providing for a Western European bibliographer, and hap- 
pily we have ready to hand a staff member with the full complement of requisite skills, Richard O'Brien, 
now Head of the Acquisitions Department. 

Mr. O'Brien's academic work, undergraduate and graduate, was in French languages and literature 
at New York University, Columbia University, and the Universite de Lyon, and from 1937 to 1942 he 
was an instructor in French at Queens College. His subsequent military service included teaching 
French at the American University in Biarritz and attachment to the French and German Missions of the 
Special Intelligence Branch of the OSS. Mr. O'Brien joined the UCLA Library staff in 1948 as a mem- 
ber of the Reference Department, after receiving his B. L. S. from the School of Librarianship at Berke- 
ley. From 1949 to 1952 he was head librarian of the Los Angeles County Museum, and for the last ten 
years he has directed the UCLA Acquisitions Department, an exacting job that has given him uncom- 
mon knowledge of the book trade as well as of the growth of UCLA's book collections and academic 
program. He is thus uniquely qualified to step immediately into this new position. Certainly he has 
carried more than his share of relentless administrative responsibilities for the Library during the last 
ten years, and fully deserves an opportunity to concentrate his intellectual skills on the enhancement 
of our collections. 

One of my particular pleasures in our new personnel scheme is that now, just as in the teaching 
departments, we do not need to concentrate only on administrative tasks but can provide the same level 
of rewards for substantive library efforts. 



June 14, 1963 133 



This leaves us with the crucial task of locating a successor to Mr. O'Brien as Head of the Acquisi- 
tions Department. In the meantime Miss Charlotte Spence will become Acting Department Head on July 
first. 

At the same time we propose to recognize the uncommon store of bibliographical knowledge brought 
to us in the person of Shimeon Brisman. He joined us just a year ago particularly to catalog books in 
Hebrew, but his successful mission to Jerusalem gave brilliant indication of his knowledge of the bibli- 
ography of Hebraica and Judaica. Consequently, beginning in July, his assignment will include book 
selection in those fields. In this expanded assignment he will still work closely with Miss Miriam Licht- 
heim in her broad responsibility for the development of our Middle Eastern collections in general. 

The forthcoming budget also permits us to establish a second new position that has been critically 
needed for some time. The pattern of decentralized acquisitions and cataloging work that we have de- 
veloped over the past fifteen years, whereby certain of the larger branch libraries are staffed for this 
work, has resulted in some major benefits. Technical processes under this pattern are close to the 
users and are thus sensitive to the needs of users. On the other hand, as our library system has be- 
come larger and more complex, it has been increasingly difficult to assure adequate liaison and uniform 
development. 

In many large, highly centralized libraries there is a responsible administrative officer in charge of 
technical services. Our own decentralized pattern makes such a position invalid. Instead, we are es- 
tablishing the position of Coordinator of Technical Processes at the Librarian III level, responsible di- 
rectly to the University Librarian for the proper coordination and standardization of acquisitions, cata- 
loging, and related technical procedures throughout the UCLA Library system. This will be a staff 
rather than a line position. The Coordinator thus will not have operating responsibility over the total 
technical effort, but he will have full delegated responsibility to assure that the total technical effort 
is well-ordered, efficient, up-to-date in methodology, and fully integrated into an effective system. 

I have particular confidence in establishing this new position since I can immediately appoint to it 
Mr. Anthony F. Hall, who during his recent years of service on the Library staff has demonstrated an un- 
common competence in these matters, a remarkable level of creativity, and sensitive understanding of 
human values. Until Donald Black's return in December, Mr. Hall will also continue to direct the Li- 
brary Operations Survey. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued every other Friday by the Librarian's Office, University of California, Los 
Angeles 24. Editur: Richard Zumwinkle. i.unlrihuliim llJilur: ]. M. Fdelstcin. (.AHilrihiitors to this is- 
sue: Marjeanne Blinn, Louise Darling, Joyce Fresh, Charlotte Georgi, EdmondMignon, Juli Miller, Everett 
Moore, Gretchen Taylor, Lois Thompson, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting, William Woods. 



li(^l:^ ^^J^bmrii 



ranan 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNTA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 16, Number 17 



Early Book Illustrations Are Exhibited 



June 28, 1963 



"The Illustrated Book in the Early Years of Printing, ca. 1470-1550," will be displayed in the Li- 
brary from July 2 to August 12. The exhibit, made up entirely of books from the Department of Special 

Collections, will include some of the most fa- 
mous and beautiful incunables as well as fine 
examples of illustrated books from the early 
sixteenth century. 

On display will be Hartmann Schedel's 
Liber Cronicarum, 1493, better known as the 
Nuremberg Chronicle (a woodblock illustration 
from which is reproduced here); Francesco 
Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, 1499; 
Stephan Fridolin's Schatzhehalter, 1491; and 
Phillipe Pigouchet's book of hours, Ces Presen- 
tes Heures a Lusaige de Romme, Paris, printed 
on vellum for Simon Vostre, 1502. Illustrated 
pages from the Library's collection of miscel- 
laneous leaves from early books will be dis- 
played on the walls of the exhibit area. 



J. M. Edelstein, our Medieval and Renais- 
sance Bibliographer, has written the descrip- 
tive notes for the exhibition. 




Acknowledgments 

U.S. Grant IV, Professor Emeritus of Geology, gives generous credit to UCLA staff members for 
their aid in the preparation of his article, "A Sojourn in Baja California, 1915," in the June issue of 
Southern California Quarterly. "Dr. Marion A. Zeitlin of UCLA," Professor Grant writes, "helped with 
translations and University Librarian Robert Vosper, James R. Cox, and Mrs. Esther Euler of the UCLA 
Library secured some reference material for me . . . Finally, I am most appreciative of the excellent ad- 
vice of my astute colleague. Professor Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., of UCLA." 



136 UCLA Librarian 



Personnel Notes 

The following staff members have been reclassified from Librarian 1 to Librarian II, effective July 
1: ] une Armslrun^, Fngineering & Mathematical Sciences Library, Mildred Badger, African Bibliogra- 
pher's office, Mrs. Fay Blake, Acquisitions Department, S\r^. Murieaiuie Blum, University Elementary 
School Library, Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon, Oral History Project, Koberl Hckerl, Acquisitions Department, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Eisenbach, School of Library Service, Marcia Endore, Regional Technical Report Center, 
Lcunard Hymen, Acquisitions Department, Barbara Kornstem, College Library, Mrs. Audrey Malkiii, Bus- 
iness Administration Library, Mrs. Marianna Pasternak, Acquisitions Department, Mrs. Bat Walter, Bio- 
medical Library, Mrs. Mane Waters, Reference Department, and William Woods, Business Administration 
Library. 

The position of Map Librarian, originally established as Librarian III, was reduced tp Librarian II 
until such time as Carlos Hagen completed his professional library training. We are pleased to report 
that he has received his Master's degree from the School of Library Service and will be classified Li- 
brarian III on July 1. 

Mrs. Doris Bein has been reclassified from student assistant to Senior Library Assistant in the Col- 
lege Library. 

Charles Cosmos has transferred to the Library Receiving Room from the Medical School Outpatient 
Clinic. Mr. Cosmos has also worked in the University Storehouse. He will replace Gabriel Cosacco, 
who is retiring. 

Carolyn Haggart has been reclassified from Senior Library Assistant in the Biomedical Library to 
Principal Library Assistant in the Art Library. 

Christopher Leu has been reclassified from clerk in the Reference Department to Senior Library As- 
sistant in the Circulation Department. He has earned his Bachelor's degree in political science at the 
University of California, Riverside, and his Master's degree at UCLA. 

Mrs. Lillian Rader, who has been newly employed as secretary to Mr. Vosper, received her Bache- 
lor's degree in English at UCLA in January. She has held a variety of secretarial positions in Toronto 
and in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Marsha Ruby, new Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions Department, earned a Bache- 
lor's degree in the history of art on the Berkeley campus. She served as a Senior Library Assistant for 
a year in the Bureau of Public Administration Library at Berkeley. 

Resignations have been received from Sharon Deans, Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation 
Department, and Rose Godleivicz, Senior Library Assistant in the University Elementary School Library. 

Killings, Anyone? 

In the interests of scholarship, we reprint the following regrettably chauvinistic notice from the 
Library As.sat mliim Rl i <inl (London, May 1963): 

Can You Help? 

Mr. K. h . Bowden is investigating assault and murder in libraries. He asks that 
any librarians who possess records of anyone being murdered on library premises 
or of any librarians being murdered, assaulted or otherwise illtreated on duty to 
get in touch with him. He would appreciate details of time, place and nature of 
the attack. English crimes are preferred. (Details to County Branch Library , Mar- 
getson Crescent, Sheffield, 5). 



June 28, 1963 137 



Notes from on African Diary 

[DiiTiilhy lliirmoTi, our A/rictin liibliogruphcr, relumed in June from a three-month trip to Africa. In re- 
sponse to our incjuiries about her journey, Miss Harmon has joruarded these extracts from the early por- 
tion of her travel diary. ) 

March 1. Arrived in New York in gently falling snow and 28" cold. Connecting flight to Dakar only 
hour and a quarter late getting off; had three seats to myself, so stretched out and got some sleep. 

Dakar, March 2. After settling in at posh N'Gor Hotel on the beach, took "le car" to town, fired 
with enthusiasm for beginning work and making contacts, only to find that practically everything closes 
at 12 noon on Saturday. Spent Sunday on the beach in enforced idleness among the gay international set. 

March 5. Finished up two days of concentrated work interspersed with sightseeing, through the gen- 
erosity of M. Marc Chauveinc, of the University of Dakar, who drove me around and interpreted for me. 
(French as spoken by Frenchmen is not the simple process it appears to be in French classes — there's 
so much more of it.) Delicious dinner and delightful evening with M. Rousset de Pina, Librarian of the 
University of Dakar, and his three charming daughters, who spoke fluent English. 

Abidjan, March 6. Well into the tropics now. Lush, green countryside and heavy, stifling atmos- 
phere. Taxi driver, on the way to the hotel, informed me that he would be happy to accompany me back 
to the United States. When I told him I wasn't going directly home, he said he'd be willing to go to 
Accra first. 

March 9. I'm finding that it takes great strength of character to transact business. Climate and the 
slower pace of living in general conspire against energy and enthusiasm; the temptation to do it later is 
almost overwhelming. 

Abundance of taxis here, including those which do a brisk business in short hauls at a fixed mini- 
mum fare. Seeing small Renaults jammed with six passengers, one of whom might be a woman with a 
baby slung on her back, never fails to fascinate. 

Accra, March II. More of the same, when it come.-, to weather, with the added interest of the hama- 
iliiii, an occasional hot breeze unusual for this time of the year. Welcomed and entertained royally by 
the library staff and others at the University of Ghana. Staying at one of the women's residence halls 
and reveling in a very British atmosphere of high table. Senior Commons Room, hall porter, etc. 

March 13. Visits and business calls made more pleasant by relaxing over cups of tea or coffee. 
Men have the edge in the matter of national costume, I think. Toga-like garments of brilliant and strik- 
ing prints or weaves, sometimes worn with blouse-like tops and matching trousers, and cloth hats usually 
of the same material. 

March i 5. Taken for a drive into the countryside and hills surrounding Accra by Mr. David Bampoe 
of the University Library staff, in company with two visiting faculty members from New Zealand. The 
pleasant ride cut short by a torrential downpour; literally impossible to see two feet beyond the car. 
Knded the day, and my stay in Ghana, with dinner at the home of the University Librarian, Mr. John Dean, 
the evening capped by a visit to the Lido where the main attraction is the "High Life." 

Luncheon for Cal Tech s New Librarian 

A number of .Southern California chief librarians came to UCLA on June 20 as guests at a luncheon 
given by Mr. Vosper in honor of Harald Ostvold, the newly appointed Director of Libraries at the Califor- 
nia Institute of Technology. Mr. Ostvold was formerly the Chief of the Reference Department at the New 
York Public Library. 



138 rCLA Librunini 



Visitors 

Philip Brett, Fellow and Lecturer in Music at King's College, Cambridge, devoted June 8 to ex- 
amining materials in the Clark Library's rare music collection. Particularly interesting to him were 
several early "parts" books of Byrd and Morley, and a Scottish ballads manuscript obtained in the Og- 
den Collection. Mr. Brett is working on a volume to be published in the Musica Britannica series. 

Willia/ri R. Lchanu, Librarian of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, was a visitor in the De- 
partment of Special Collections on June 14. 

James dc T. Abajiati, Librarian of the California Historical Society, in San Francisco, visited the 
Department of Special Collections and the Oral History Program on June 14. 

Gordon P. Martin, Assistant University Librarian on the Riverside campus, who has been appointed 
Project Director for the Library Reference Center at the New York World's Fair, visited the Library on 
June 19 to discuss plans for the project. The Center will be sponsored by the American Library Asso- 
ciation with the cooperation of the American Documentation Institute and the Special Libraries Associa- 
tion. 

Recent visitors to the Oriental Library have been Professor and tArs. Shozo Uchiyama, of Hosei 
University, in Tokyo, Prince Kosho K. Otani, of the Higashi Honganji Temple, in Kyoto, The Reverend 
Shoen Fujihara, of the Senrenji Temple, in Sabae-shi, Fukui-ken, The Reverend Hoon lida, of the Anyoji 
Temple, in Nagoya, and Professor Yun-cbin Chang, of the National Normal University, in Taipei. 

Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell has contributed a chapter, "The Value of Reading," to Challenge to Ameri- 
can Youth, an anthology of public addresses edited by Philip Angeles (Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Com- 
pany, 1963, $3.95). Mr. Powell's essay is an extract from "The Little Package," his Commencement ad- 
dress at the University of Arizona two years ago. 

Mr. Powell's discussion of "Books That Weren't in My Baggage," during his trip to Europe this 
Spring, was the lead article in the vacation reading issue of the New York Times Book Revieiv, of 
June 9. Most of the article was reprinted in the June 14 western edition of the Times. 

John D. Weaver, Los Angeles writer, has made use of the Gen. Pelham D. Glassford Collection, in 
the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, for his article, "Bonus March," in the June issue of Amer- 
ican Heritage. Glassford was Chief of Police in Washington, D.C., when the Bonus Expeditionary 
Force arrived in 1932. 

Page Ackerman spoke on the development of UCLA libraries at a meeting of the UCLA Adminis- 
trators and Supervisors Association on June 17. 

Robert M. Hayes and Everett Moore will participate in the American Library Association's "Con- 
ference Within a Conference" on the student use of libraries, in Chicago, July 16-18. Mr. Hayes will 
speak at a program on using advances in technology to make library resources more available, and 
Mr. Moore will take part in a program on staffing library services to meet student needs. 

Androw Horn, of the School of Library Service, has been promoted to the Professorship. 

Joseph Becker, formerly a research fellow of the Western Data Processing Center, and Robert M. 
Hayes, Lecturer in the School of Library Service, are the authors of lnf(jrwatii»i Storage and Retrieval: 
Tools, Elements, Theories, which has just been published by John Wiley & Sons, New York ($11.95). 



June 28, 1963 139 



Robert Weinstein, Consultant on Photographic Collections 

The University Librarian has announced the appointment of Robert Weinstein as Special Consultant 
to the UCLA Library on Photographic Collections. In this capacity, Mr. Weinstein will advise the Li- 
brary in its programs of acquiring, recording, and preserving photographic negatives and prints. 

Robert Weinstein, a native of Philadelphia, has been employed as an illustrator and art director for 
leading eastern publishing and advertising firms. Since 1948, he has been printing coordinator and sales 
representative for the Ward Ritchie Press, in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Weinstein has long had a personal interest in the maritime history of the Pacific Coast and has 
conducted scholarly research in this field. Since 1957 he has served as research associate and Southern 
California representative for the San Francisco Maritime Museum. He was the illustrator of California 
Gold Rush Voyages, edited by John Pomfret and published by the Huntington Library in 1954, and he is 
now engaged in the preparation of a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, 
with John Haskell Kemble, Professor of History at Pomona College. 

Interest in maritime history led Mr. Weinstein quite naturally to intensive investigation of historical 
photographs and views. Through his research he has become an expert on the history of photographers 
and photography in the West, on historical developments in the technical aspects of photography, and on 
the restoration and preservation of historical photographic collections. 

Mr. Weinstein was recently appointed Research Associate in Western History for the Los Angeles 
County Museum as a specialist in Western photographic history and Pacific Coast maritime history. He 
was co-editor, with Ruth Mahood, of a 1961 publication of the Ward Ritchie Press, Photu^ruphcr of thr 
Sduthwesl: Adiiiii (..lurk Vrormiti. 



MA Degree for Mrs. Blake 

Mrs. Fay Blake. Librarian 11 in the Cjifts and Fxchange Section of the Acquisitions Department, was 
gtanted the Master of Arts degree in Fnglish at the (Commencement ceremonies earlier this month. 

Two Community Discussions of Censorship Problems 

Two recent community meetings concerned with problems of attempted censorship have included 
Everett Moore among the participants. At Long Beach, on June 12, he spoke, with Blanche Collins, City 
Librarian of Long Beach, at a meeting of the Long Beach Ministerial Union, to express views that dif- 
fered markedly from those of Dr. Don Cortum, of Torrance, National Co-Chairman of Citizens for Decent 
Literature, who showed the CDL's film, "Perversion for Profit," and urged more stringent laws for the 
control of pornographic publications. 

In Arcadia, long embattled over the propriety of keeping Nikos Kazantzakis' novel. The Last Temp- 
tation of Christ, on its shelves, Mr. Moore spoke on June 17 with Stanley Fleishman, attorney, and Pro- 
fessor Wirt Williams, of Los Angeles State College, on "The Responsibility of the Library in the Modern 
Community." They defended the position oi the Arcadia City Librarian and his Board of Trustees, who 
have refused to ban the book or to place special restrictions on its use. The meeting was sponsored by 
fifty citizens of Arcadia, Pasadena, Monrovia, Temple City, and Sierra Madre, including educators, clergy- 
men, librarians, and business and professional people. The more recent controversy over the proposed 
banning of The Dictionary of American Slang was injected forcefully into the evening's discussion by 
several members of the audience who agreed with a prominent California educator's description of it as 
"a practicing handbook of sexual perversion." At last report, the battle — now over two books — rages on. 



140 UCLA Librarian 



A Tribute to Mrs. Dolbee and Mr. Cosacco 

Two members of the Library staff are retiring at the end of the month — Eve Dolbee, Librarian of 
the Chemistry Library, after twenty years at UCLA, and Gabriel Cosacco, Storekeeper, after thirteen. 
Inasmuch as I have known them throughout their years of service, I have been asked to commemorate 
their retirement. 

Neither Mrs. Dolbee nor Mr. Cosacco is a graduate librarian, and yet each has, in widely different 
ways, played an important role in library service at UCLA. It takes more than graduate librarians to 
make a good library, no matter how competent that necessary corps may be. 

By virtue of being the daughter of an M.D., a graduate of the University of Kansas, the widow of a 
chemist, and, in the beginning at UCLA, the secretary to Professor Max S. Dunn, the distinguished bio- 
chemist, Mrs. Dolbee found herself not unprepared to take charge of the Chemistry Departmental Library, 
which in 1947 became the first of the University Library's branches. By her ability and by her natural 
inclination to aid people. Eve Dolbee became a professional librarian in the best sense of the word. Li- 
brarianship became her way of life; she was a long-time member of the California Library Association, 
familiar with its literature as well as that of her Library's special subject. Her retirement will leave a 
memorable tradition of gracious and informed public service. 

I suppose it is because my own life as a bookman began with a position as shipping clerk in a book- 
store that I have always been aware of the importance in an organization of the facilities for receiving 
and shipping books and other essentials. Add to this that in my junior librarian years at UCLA, when I 
was one of three men on the staff, I often found myself needed in the shipping room, with nail puller or 
wrapping paper. I liked it there, finding it also a cool place to eat lunch and to read the newly arrived 
books. 

So I always had an interest in that department of our Libra